An extremely serious situation has just developed in Congress--one that could forever change our nation’s last wild frontier.
The U.S. House of Representatives has released a proposed 2018 budget that would pave the way to authorizing oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. The Arctic Refuge is an exceptionally wild place, home to polar bears, grizzlies, musk oxen and tens of thousands of caribou. It is one of the last remnants of wild America. This is not an appropriate place for oil development, roads and noisy infrastructure.
Unless you act now, the House will march forward with a strategy to authorize Arctic Refuge drilling through the passage of this budget.
Please urge your Representatives and Senators to say NO to this dirty budget that would allow Arctic Refuge drilling.Photo credit: © Patrick J Endres / http://www.alaskaphotographics.com
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