Keep Existing Wildlife Protections in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska
The National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska is home to imperiled wildlife like polar bears, ringed and bearded seals, caribou, thousands of geese and shorebirds, and more. The NPRA’s current management plan makes 11 million acres available for development while protecting key habitat for those species.
Now, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is poised to offer Big Oil millions of additional acres of the Reserve, including key protected habitat in the Teshekpuk Lake Special Area.
If the BLM’s proposal goes through, the already precarious balance between the oil industry and nature in the Reserve could be shattered for oil profits, at the expense of irreplaceable wildlife.
Sign today and tell the BLM: Keep existing protections for the NPRA’s wildlife!
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