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An Arctic Refuge Sham

Polar Bear and Cub
The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is one of the most important denning habitats for America's remaining polar bears.
This week, a phantom grassroots organization began a slick advertising campaign in support of drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. They claim that it would “solve” America’s “energy problems.” But we know the truth: America can’t drill its way to energy independence.

Call your Senators now! Let them know that drilling in the Arctic Refuge would damage an American treasure -- and do nothing to meet our energy needs.

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  • My name is [YOUR NAME] and I'm calling from [YOUR LOCATION], where I live and vote.
  • Recently, Americans for American Energy -- a phantom grassroots group funded by a PR firm -- placed an ad that falsely claims that opening the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling would “solve” our “energy problems.”
  • 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. 
  • 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. 
  • Just a modest 3.25 mpg increase in the fuel efficiency for cars and light trucks would save 1.15 million barrels of gasoline per day -- more than is anticipated from the Arctic Refuge. And this savings could also be realized much sooner than the 20 years it would take for the Arctic Refuge to reach peak production.
  • If we are to address our dependency on fossil fuels, we should move on to pursuing real energy solutions like renewables and energy efficiency.will focus on real energy solutions like efficiency, renewable energy and conservation.