Urge the Oil Companies to Leave the Arctic Refuge Alone
Please send this letter to top management at BP, Chevron and ExxonMobil.
Dear Mr. ________:
I am writing to urge that [BP, Chevron, ExxonMobil] cancel its plans to drill for oil on the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. I also urge that [BP, Chevron, ExxonMobil] endorse wilderness designation for the coastal plain and to stop lobbying Congress to open up the Arctic Refuge for oil drilling.
<Please include a personal paragraph describing yourself and why you are concerned about this issue.>
Drilling in the Arctic would pollute and industrialize one of the last pristine areas left in the United States. The Arctic Refuge supports large populations of caribou, musk ox, polar, black and brown bears, wolves, snow geese, and thousands of other migratory birds.
Drilling would also harm the subsistence culture of the Gwich’ in people, who have lived on the coastal plain for nearly 20,000 years. They depend on the caribou for food, shelter, and as a link to their traditional way of life.
The world has plenty of oil rigs but there is only one Arctic Refuge. It should be protected, not plundered. I urge you to save America’s Arctic and cancel [BP, Chevron, ExxonMobil]’s drilling plans for the coastal plain of the Arctic Refuge.