Drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge could destroy critical wildlife habitat. Millions of birds travel from across the continent to meet in the Arctic Refuge. It’s home to the Porcupine caribou herd and important denning grounds for polar bears.
Thank you for canceling the remaining leases from the 2021 lease sale. We appreciate that you are proposing a new Environmental Impact Statement but are concerned that all of the alternatives proposed would harm the caribou and other species that depend on the coastal plain. Oil and gas drilling simply doesn’t belong in a wildlife refuge, and especially not this arctic treasure. It’s too important for wildlife.
In 2017, the Trump administration rushed into selling off parcels of wildlife habitat to fast track oil drilling without adequately considering the environmental impacts. The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge shouldn’t be sold off to the oil and gas industry.
The future of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is in your hands. We, the undersigned, urge you to keep oil and gas drilling out of the Arctic Refuge.