Speak out: No oil leasing in the Arctic Refuge!

Interior Department:
In the face of our planet’s rising climate crisis, opening our nation’s most iconic public lands like the Arctic Refuge to drilling simply makes no sense. Instead of moving forward with drilling, we must protect this land. It belongs to all Americans, is critical to the Porcupine Caribou Herd and the Gwich’in people who continue their subsistence way of life.

Signed,

    Public lands like the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge belong to all Americans. We should be able to enjoy them throughout time, and pass these wild experiences on to the next generation. Yet, Congress forced through a bill to drill in this largely untouched landscape. Now, pro-drilling allies are continuing to cut corners in this process by rushing to lease the Arctic Refuge to oil and gas companies.

    The Bureau of Land Management is expediting an aggressive environmental review process to lease in areas crucial to calving caribou and denning polar bears. Tell the administration now that the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is still in fact a wildlife refuge, and not an oil field.