Just as polar bear cubs are about to be born and begin denning with their mothers, Trump is rushing to hold a fire sale of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
He invited oil and gas companies to identify which areas of the refuge’s coastal plain they’d like to drill, then proposed to toss out rules on offshore drilling. New cubs could one day see oil rigs from their dens.
This pristine landscape is not his to sell, so we’re in court to stop him.
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Trump and his greedy friends know time’s running out for them to plunder public lands for personal gain, which is why they’re moving fast to auction off leases to drill in the refuge.
Those leases will make it harder to keep this treasured landscape from turning into an oilfield.
We can’t let them get away with this last-minute money grab.
We’re in court to block more than 1.5 million acres of Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge from being opened to oil and gas drilling.
And we have a separate lawsuit in the works to stop Trump’s plan to open more than 18 million acres of the western Arctic.
Drilling in these areas will cause oil spills and greenhouse gas emissions already threatening polar bears with extinction. It will also decimate important caribou habitat, including areas where they raise their calves.
It’s obscene that after one of the worst seasons of wildfires and hurricanes in history, the administration’s priority is to worsen the climate crisis by giving handouts to Big Oil.
We can’t let the administration get away with ruining the Arctic refuge on its way out the door.
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For the wild,
Center for Biological Diversity