Save the Arctic Refuge Before It’s Too Late

In its waning days, the Trump administration is rushing to sell off vast stretches of Alaska's pristine Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to devastating oil and gas drilling. And now, it is inviting oil companies to request specific parcels of land in the Arctic Refuge to be made available for drilling. Oil giants like Chevron could have drilling leases in hand within weeks.

This is an egregious intrusion into the sacred lands of the Gwich'in and other Indigenous People. And it's a shameless attack on our climate and the Arctic Refuge’s imperiled wildlife.

President-elect Joe Biden has promised to permanently protect the Arctic Refuge, and NRDC is already suing in federal court to stop Trump’s Arctic drilling push. But Trump’s moves could stack the deck against both those critical efforts.

So take advantage of a public comment period to rush a message to President Trump and Interior Secretary David Bernhardt, by December 17, telling them you strongly oppose their climate-busting plan for drilling in the Arctic Refuge.

Photo: Nora Apter/NRDC

In its waning days, the Trump administration is rushing to sell off vast stretches of Alaska’s pristine Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas drilling that will be devastating for our climate, the land, and the Gwich’in people who depend on the Refuge. Oil giants like Chevron could have drilling leases in hand within weeks. Rush a message to President Trump and Interior Secretary David Bernhardt telling them you strongly oppose drilling in the Arctic Refuge.

Your message will be sent to:

President Trump and Interior Secretary Bernhardt

Subject line:

I oppose oil drilling in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

(Consider adding your own thoughts — personalized messages are especially effective)

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