Polar bears depend upon habitat in the Coastal Plain of Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to den and give birth to their cubs.
Now, some members of Congress are pushing a reckless plan to allow oil and gas drilling in this pristine wilderness—a move that would devastate denning areas and expose polar bears and other wildlife to more oil disasters.
Drilling would have permanent impacts on the Refuge and all the wildlife that live there. In contrast, the revenues generated will be insignificant. There are plenty of other places already open for drilling with existing infrastructures in place for development. The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is a wildlife refuge first and foremost, not a petroleum reserve, and should be fully protected.
Urge your members of Congress to stand up for polar bears and their young by opposing oil and gas drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Please act now, before it’s too late!