Defenders of Wildlife

They Stood Up for Wildlife

Polar bear family restin (c) USFSLast week, your Senator was one of a group of wildlife champions that blocked the passage of a military spending bill that contained a provision that would have allowed harmful drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. This victory would not have been possible without the courage of key Senators.

Please call your Senator's Washington, D.C. office and thank your Senator for taking a principled and bold stance for our natural heritage...

 

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Talking Points

  • I applaud my Senator's bold and principled move to reject passage of the Department of Defense spending bill because it contained a harmful Arctic Refuge drilling provision.
  • The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is one of our nation's greatest wildlife sanctuaries.
  • I am so glad that my Senator did not support Senator Ted Stevens of Alaska's back-door scheme to attach the Arctic Refuge drilling language to the military spending bill. This kind of move is unfair and should never be included as part of the federal budget process.
  • Stevens' move doesn'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.

 If possible, please ask for the name and position of the staff member you speak with and log your call using the link above. This will help us more effectively target Congressional staffers in the future.