Suing to Protect the Arctic Refuge



  We’re suing to protect the Arctic Refuge!
Help us stop oil drilling on public lands!DONATE NOW Dear Kevin,The Trump administration recently finalized its plans for oil leasing on 1.6 million acres of public lands in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.I don’t need to tell you why this is a bad idea. The sacred, wild, and irreplaceable Arctic Refuge is the last place we should be surrendering to dead-end oil development that will only worsen the climate crisis.Soon after the administration proposed this plan, we got to work on our own plan — to take the fight to court if needed. And this week, we filed a lawsuit against the administration for this unlawful action. Will you join our fight by making a tax-deductible gift today?Since the 1980s, Earthjustice has worked with people across the country and beyond to protect the Arctic Refuge from fossil fuel development, and we aren’t stopping now. The stakes are too high to give up or slow down. From unprecedented heat waves to devastating fires, the effects of climate change are happening here and now, and this is exactly the time that we should be reducing our dependence on fossil fuels. Instead, this administration is doubling down and offering handouts to polluting industries. While the temperatures in the Arctic are rising at more than twice the rate of the rest of the planet, this administration’s plan underreports the true impact oil drilling will have on climate change. It is ignoring laws designed to protect threatened wildlife like polar bears and caribou, which have used the coastal plain since time immemorial as a refuge to give birth to their young every year.This is why we are suing. And this is why, with your support, we can win. Make a tax-deductible gift today and help us take on this and other critical fights.Thank you for fighting alongside us as we oppose the administration’s attempt to undermine laws protecting this irreplaceable landscape and the health of our environment. Erik Grafe Deputy Managing Attorney  .Sincerely,
Erik Grafe
Deputy Managing Attorney
Keep the Arctic Wildlife Refuge Safe | Audubon
Arctic National Wildlife Refuge | Alaska Conservation Foundation

About eslkevin

I am a peace educator who has taken time to teach and work in countries such as the USA, Germany, Japan, Nicaragua, Mexico, the UAE, Kuwait, Oman over the past 4 decades.
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