We need your help to protect the Arctic!
The Department of Interior (DOI) has kicked off its efforts to fast-track the lease sale to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to the oil and gas industry — and we really need your help to prevent another catastrophic environmental disaster.
The Threat to the Arctic
Polar bears, caribou and hundreds of species of migratory birds depend on the natural habitat the Arctic Refuge offers. We have an obligation to protect their environment. Oil and gas production would disrupt the lives of these animals and could lead to devastating spills that could harm them, their water and their climate.1
The Arctic is already seeing and feeling the effects of climate change. Selling off the Arctic Refuge to the industry most responsible for warming the planet is a cruel irony.
How You Can Help
They could begin leasing land for oil and gas drilling in this national treasure as early as next year.2 But we should be working to protect this this area — not putting it at risk of environmental disaster.
1. Henry Fountain, “Here’s What Oil Drilling Looks Like in the Arctic Refuge, 30 Years Later,” The New York Times, December 15, 2017.
2. Timothy Cama, “Alaska senator: Arctic refuge drilling sale could start next year,” The Hill, March 5, 2018.