Add Your Name: No Oil Drilling in the Arctic Refuge

Docket #: 19X.LLAK930000.L13100000.EI0000.241A

I strongly oppose the oil and gas lease sale on the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge's 1.6 million-acre coastal plain. This call for nominations, which initiates oil and gas drilling in the coastal plain, threatens polar bears, caribou, migratory birds and other wildlife that call the refuge home. The intensive activity, noise and vibrations will disturb wildlife and disfigure the land they rely on, and there is no way to effectively eliminate these risks.

The lease sale will also exacerbate climate change in an area that is already warming at twice the rate of the rest of the country. The effect of releasing further greenhouse gas emissions into the atmosphere will extend beyond the Arctic Refuge, impacting environmental quality and public health. To disregard these devastating impacts for a little more oil and gas would be a national tragedy.