Friday's D3 Daily Action: Don't let Big Oil Destroy the Arctic!
CALL SENATOR MICHAEL BENNET
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Republican leaders in Congress are trying to open the Arctic Refuge in Alaska to oil and gas drilling.
The Arctic Refuge is home to rare wildlife like polar bears, porcupine caribou and muskox. It’s one of our last truly wild places in the U.S., and the ecosystem is fragile.
But Congress could put all that at risk by handing these public lands over to Big Oil. We need your help to stop that from happening!
The Arctic Refuge is the largest national wildlife refuge in the United States. It consists of nearly 20 million acres of protected lands -- lands that belong to you and me.
But Republican Leadership wants to open the Arctic Refuge to drilling to help their Big Polluter friends. They’re cutting secretive backroom deals to push drilling in the Arctic Refuge.
We know how drilling would end: irreversible damage to this fragile and pristine ecosystem, all for the sake of corporate profit. You can still stop that from happening -- but you have to speak up now!
Opening the Arctic Refuge to drilling is bad for people and the environment. It would devastate wildlife. It would threaten local communities with oil spills. And it would contribute to climate chaos. In fact, the only people who stand to benefit from drilling in the Arctic Refuge are oil industry executives.
Trump and his enablers in Congress are inviting corporate polluters to disturb one of our nation’s most wild and untouched landscapes. Even worse, they want to use the revenue to give tax breaks to the rich. We can’t let them squander our public lands.
Action From Friends of the Earth