The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is facing its biggest threat in decades.
Congress passed legislation in December that mandates oil and gas drilling in the iconic Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Now, just a few months later, the Trump Administration is rushing to sell off leases in the Refuge’s Coastal Plain to oil companies.The leasing process began on April 19 with a 60-day public comment period.
The Trump Administration is required by law to use the information gathered during the public comment period to inform how it proceeds with oil and gas exploration in the Arctic Refuge. Together with 45 Conservation Alliance member companies, we submitted a formal comment to the Department of the Interior, ensuring our collective voice is heard.
We are proud to continue to work with our community of outdoor-inspired businesses to help protect this pristine landscape for future generations.
Individual comments will be accepted through Tuesday, June 19. Submit yours here.
The good news? The fight is far from over. Stay tuned for more ways to take action for the Arctic.