Protect the Arctic Refuge

Audubon Goes to Congress to Protect the Arctic Refuge

The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge still urgently needs your help. Yesterday, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee heard testimony on opening up the Arctic Refuge to oil and gas exploration as a way to generate revenue for the federal tax plan. We must continue to spread the message that this iconic American treasure, which is home to 200 species of birds, should not be opened to exploration. Here’s a sample Letter to the Editor that you can send to your local media, along with tips on what to add to make it more effective, e.g. how it affects your local birds. Letters to the editor have an important impact on lawmakers, so please make use of this resource. Also available is the following social graphic, which you can use on your social media channels to demonstrate the economic impact. Other available resources include:

This past October, Linda Hodges (Conservation Chair for Aiken Audubon Society, Colorado Springs) and Gina DiGiallonardo (Audubon Rockies board member, Fort Collins) joined other Audubon members from Maine, Ohio, Arizona, and South Carolina in Washington, DC to voice their strong opposition to the House Budget Committee’s 2018 proposed budget that will open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas development – most notably the refuge’s biologically important coastal plain. Together, they called on these key delegates to remove the detrimental language from the budget and leave some wilderness for future generations of birds and people. Read more, and click the link below to stand with the Arctic Refuge.

Help Gina & Linda Take a Stand for the Arctic Refuge

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