The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) just began the environmental review process for drilling in the Arctic Refuge -- the first step in opening it up to Big Oil. This process would normally require years of environmental review, public input, and consultations with tribes. But Trump and Interior Secretary Zinke are rushing to get drills in the ground before a new administration can reverse their decision to open America’s last great wilderness to Big Oil.
The Refuge is home to a stunning array of wildlife, and the coastal plain is held sacred by the Gwich’in people, whose way of life is tied to the migration of the Refuge’s Porcupine Caribou herd. This fragile area is already threatened by climate change, and would never recover from the permanent damage caused by oil drilling and seismic blasting.
For over 40 years, activists like you have worked to protect the Arctic Refuge from corporate greed, and the coming year will be more critical than ever. We have until June 19 -- just sixty days -- to add comments calling for the protection of the Refuge.
Add your name and tell BLM that drilling should never be allowed in this special place.
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