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ACTION: Rep. Fudge to Vote on Arctic Refuge Drilling this Week
This week, Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-OH) will vote on a bill that includes a measure to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling. The Arctic Refuge is our greatest wilderness icon and is home to caribou, polar bears and hundreds of bird species that migrate to all 50 states and six continents. It's a pristine, intact ecosystem that is unparalleled in North America, and for the first time in six years, pro-drilling Representatives are pushing to open this amazing place to Big Oil's dirty, dangerous drills.
There are some places in this country that are just too extraordinary to drill, and the Arctic Refuge is one of them—Rep. Fudge needs to hear from you before this important vote.
Call Rep. Fudge at (202) 225-7032 today and ask her to vote against drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and HR 7—the American Energy and Infrastructure Jobs Act (also known as the Transportation bill.)
Then, click here to report your call.
Here are some more talking points you could use for your call:
- There is no such thing as safe drilling in the Arctic Refuge. Oil drilling cannot be done in an environmentally-safe manner. Once a pristine wilderness like the Arctic Refuge is lost to drilling, it's lost forever.
- Americans will pay while Big Oil profits—not just at the pump but in environmental, health and economic costs. We must learn from the BP Deepwater Horizon spill in the Gulf of Mexico and the Exxon Valdez disaster in Alaska's Prince William Sound and protect this special place.
- Some places in this country are too extraordinary to drill, and the Arctic Refuge is one of them. For more than fifty years, we have protected this remarkable place and Americans have remained committed to its protection ever since.
Take a minute to call Rep. Fudge at (202) 225-7032 today and ask her to vote against drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
For more information, click here.
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By Eddie Ndopu
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