Over 24,900 Environmental Action-Takers Demand to Keep the Arctic Wild
The Arctic Wildlife Refuge is America’s last wild frontier, home to polar bears, caribou, musk ox and other important species.
You’d think that as a country we would be doing everything we could to protect this wild special place. Unfortunately, short-sighted plans are being put in place for short-term profit at the expense of wildlife that depends on this area to survive.
But because of members like you, this week we were able to tun in over 24,900 comments to the Bureau of Land Management asking to protect the Arctic Wildlife Refuge from the dangers of fossil fuel projects.
This 19.3-million-acre refuge, created in 1980, is home to polar bears, caribou and hundreds of migratory bird species. And they are already facing the impacts of climate change and a habitat that is disappearing beneath their feet.
The Trump administration is eager to speed up that process by opening the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to drilling for fossil fuels. Putting this wild special area at a real risk of climate and environmental disaster. Stay tuned for upcoming opportunities to take action to protect the environment and wildlife in the Arctic Wildlife Refuge.
Thank you for taking Environmental Action!