Defenders of Wildlife

Rock the House for Arctic Wildlife!

Polar Bear with 2 CubsThe Arctic National Wildlife Refuge has been off limits to drilling for decades, and that's the way it should stay. The Refuge is home to caribou, polar bears, muskoxen, arctic foxes, wolverines, grizzlies, and snow geese, all of which depend on its fragile, unique ecosystem for their survival.

Don't let the big oil companies and their allies in Congress industrialize America's greatest wildlife sanctuary. Please call your Member of Congress today!  Tell your Representative that you applaud the House's action to strip the the Arctic Drilling provision from the budget bill, and that you hope he or she will fight to make sure it doesn't get added back in in Conference! 

 

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Talking Points

  • Representative, I applaud the House Leadership's decision to remove the Arctic drilling provision from the House Budget bill.  Please remain vigilant and work to make sure it doesn't get added back in during the conferencing of the House and Senate versions of the bill!
  • The Arctic Refuge is one of our nation's greatest wildlife sanctuaries.
  • According to the Energy Information Administration, drilling in the Arctic Refuge today would only save roughly 1 cent per gallon of gas, 20 years from now.
  • Back-door schemes as part of the federal budget process don't change the basic facts: Drilling in the refuge will ruin one of our last great wild places, for what the U.S. Geological Survey estimates is less oil than the United States uses in a year - and it wouldn't get here for 10 years or more.
  • Drilling in the refuge has nothing to do with the federal budget, and this issue shouldn't be decided in the budget resolution.

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