With the Trump administration's blessing, Big Oil is closing in on the Refuge, where the harm from drilling and seismic exploration could change this landscape forever.
The coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is home to a variety of irreplaceable wildlife: the world’s most imperiled polar bears threatened by climate change, over 200 species of migratory birds, wolves, musk oxen, grizzly bears and more.
And Arctic wildlife has enough serious challenges without adding more oil drilling to the mix. The Arctic is ground zero for climate change, with Arctic temperatures warming at twice the rate as the rest of the world.
The cost is too high for us to let Big Oil exploit one of the last truly wild places for dirty energy profits.