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« on: December 04, 2017, 09:21:34 AM »


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ACTION CENTER
Nov 14, 2017

Urgent Threat to the Arctic Refuge

Send an urgent letter to your members of Congress asking them to oppose efforts to open the Arctic Refuge to oil drilling.

The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is one of the most prolific bird nurseries on the planet. Every year, birds migrate through all fifty states and six continents to raise their chicks in its pristine habitat. The Arctic Refuge is a vital nesting ground for Tundra Swans, Northern Pintails, more...

 
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« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2017, 09:50:32 AM »




National Audubon Society added a new video:

What 2,000 Acres of Arctic Refuge Drilling Could Really Look Like.

November 29, 2017 at 5:47pm  -0:22  14,999 Views

There’s no shortage of shadiness wrapped up in the tax package the Senate is moving to pass before the end of the year, but one of the most alarming examples is Senator Lisa Murkowski’s (R-AK) effort to use the budget reconciliation process as a way to finally open up the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to drilling. Murkowski, who is the chairman of the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, has long been a proponent of drilling in the Arctic Refuge, and with this newest tactic she is getting dangerously close to allowing development of one of America’s last untouched landscapes—and one of the most important breeding grounds for more than 200 species of migratory birds.

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« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2017, 10:35:18 AM »



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Lawmakers care about your views and opinions. As a constituent, you have the ability to convey your concerns about issues affecting birds, wildlife, and their habitats—and be heard like no lobbyist here in Washington, D.C. The only way we'll be successful in our conservation efforts is with your help.

 
- Stop the Bird-Killer Amendment

- The Bird-Killer Amendment would give oil and gas companies and other industries a free pass to kill birds with impunity.

- Urge your members of Congress to vote against the tax bill, which will open the Arctic Refuge to oil drilling.

- Endangered Species Act in Trouble

- Ask your members of Congress to oppose efforts to weaken the Endangered Species Act.

- Sign up for Audubon's Action Network here. Or take action immediately with one of our current campaigns below:


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« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2017, 06:03:38 AM »




 
Audubon Action Alert - Don't Let Congress Dismantle the Endangered Species Act
December 5, 2017

Dear Friend,

Efforts are underway in Congress to gut the Endangered Species Act, America’s strongest and most important law for protecting wildlife. I just emailed my members of Congress, urging them to oppose attempts to weaken the Endangered Species Act. Will you join me? You can find out more and send an email directly to your own members of Congress at the Audubon Action Center:

http://action.audubon.org/onlineactions/hnXMGmJ_JkG3ND-3V83VZQ2?ms=emshare

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« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2017, 06:10:24 PM »



The Senate tax bill would allow oil drilling in Alaskan wildlife refuge
by Jackie Wattles   @jackiewattles December 4, 2017: 3:48 PM ET

Tucked in the Senate tax bill's hundreds of pages is a proposal to open up 1.5 million acres of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for oil drilling -- and Senator Lisa Murkowski is very happy.

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Conservation
In Their Words: Scientists On Why the Arctic Refuge Must Remain Wild

By Hannah Waters
November 13, 2017

 
We asked seven of the scientists who recently spoke out against drilling in the refuge what it would mean for this special place. Here's what they said.

The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is remote and roadless, and few people have the opportunity to visit. Even so, for decades Americans have stood up to block oil development in the refuge and its coastal plain, the pond-riddled tundra along Alaska’s northeastern coast that is critical for caribou, nesting shorebirds and geese, polar bears, and countless other species.

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See the Alaska Wildlife Refuge Targeted for Drilling by Tax Plan

National Geographic-Dec 2, 2017

“Opening the Arctic to drilling as part of this tax plan is simply shameful," said David Yarnold, the president and CEO of the National Audubon Society, in a statement. "The Arctic refuge isn't a bank—drilling there won't pay for the tax cuts the Senate just passed. The American people don't support drilling in ...

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« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2017, 06:48:59 PM »


Drilling in the 1002 Area of ANWR moves closer but not everyone is happy
www.ktuu.com › Politics

By Sean Maguire |
Posted: Sat 3:39 PM, Dec 02, 2017  |
Updated: Sat 7:26 PM, Dec 02, 2017

WASHINGTON D.C. (KTUU) - President Jimmy Carter signed the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act on Dec. 2, 1980. The bill preserved millions of acres of Alaskan wilderness and set aside a coastal plain in one national wildlife refuge for resource development, per Congressional approval.

Now, 37-years later to the day, Alaska woke up to the possibility that drilling would begin in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR), decades after it was first promised.
The Republican tax reform bill that passed the Senate contained a provision written by Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) “that opens a small portion of the non-wilderness 1002 Area of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) for responsible energy development.”

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« Reply #8 on: December 05, 2017, 07:08:29 PM »

 


Alert: Our last, best hope to save the Arctic Refuge

Sarah Greenberger, Audubon
Today, 3:11 PM December 5, 2017

National Audubon Society
ACTION ALERT
Make a Call Now to Protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
Make Your Call
Urge your U.S. Representative to oppose drilling in the Arctic Refuge.


Dear (Snipped),

Early Saturday morning, the Senate voted to drill in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as they rushed to pass a tax bill last week. Congress has never been closer to opening the Arctic Refuge to drilling. But we have one more chance to stop them. The House still needs to vote on a final bill, and that vote could be as soon as this week.

Please call your U.S. Representative right now and demand that they oppose a final tax bill that opens the Arctic Refuge to oil drilling. It only takes two minutes to make your call through our Action Center.

The Senate vote was a shameful act to sell out this vital bird nursery, one of America’s last wild places. Millions of birds depend on the Arctic Refuge. They undertake miraculous journeys year after year, migrating through every state in the nation to nest on its coastal plain. But some short-sighted members of Congress want to turn their nesting ground into an oilfield.

Audubon and our members like you have fought to protect the Arctic Refuge habitat for more than 50 years. We are now at the most critical moment in this battle. Right now, Audubon is fighting in the halls of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC, and across the country, but we need your voice to speak for the birds, caribou, polar bears, and people that depend on this Refuge for survival.

Please call your U.S. Representative right now and tell them keep the Arctic Refuge out of the final tax bill, so that it remains a sanctuary for birds forever.

Sincerely,
Sarah Greenberger
Vice President, Conservation Policy
National Audubon Society

ME: Email I recieved today from Ms. Greenberger.  I contacted all my representatives.  
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« Reply #9 on: December 06, 2017, 05:24:28 AM »




Audubon Society‏
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8h8 hours ago (12/5/2017)

 
It's not too late to take action to Protect The Arctic Refuge.


Send an urgent letter to Congress today:  

Send an urgent letter to your members of Congress asking them to vote against the tax bill that will open the Arctic Refuge to oil drilling.

   http://ow.ly/744a30gY6Ma



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Stop Congress from Opening the Arctic Refuge to Oil Drilling

Send an urgent letter to your members of Congress asking them to vote against the tax bill that will open the Arctic Refuge to oil drilling.

https://act.audubon.org/onlineactions/PbDmrDD3j0iWrTeYfu-PkA2?ms=digital-adv-social-twitter-x-20171202_post_tax_bill&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=20171202_post_tax_bill
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Action Center

December 7, 2017

Send an urgent letter to your members of Congress asking them to vote against the tax bill that will open the Arctic Refuge to oil drilling.

The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is one of the most prolific bird nurseries on the planet.
Every year, birds migrate through all fifty states and six continents to raise their chicks in its pristine habitat.
The Arctic Refuge is a vital nesting ground for Tundra Swans, Northern Pintails, American Golden-Plovers, and more.

Now, Congress is close to passing a tax bill that will lead to drilling in the Arctic Refuge.

https://act.audubon.org/onlineactions/PbDmrDD3j0iWrTeYfu-PkA2?ms=digital-adv-social-twitter-x-20171202_post_tax_bill&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=20171202_post_tax_bill

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Tax bill moves oil drilling in Alaska's Arctic refuge one step closer
By Andrew O'Reilly | Fox News
1 day ago (12/7/2017)
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At the heart of the battle over ANWR – a 19-million-acre tract of land flanked by the Brooks Range to the south, the Beaufort Sea to the north and Canada’s Yukon province to the east – is a section of the refuge called the coastal plain, or section 1002.

Along with Alaska’s Republican lawmakers, the fossil fuel industry sees the estimated 11.8 billion barrels of oil under the coastal plain as a boon to the state’s flagging economy that has suffered from low oil prices on the global market and a decline in crude flowing through the Trans-Alaska Pipeline.

On the other side are environmental groups and the indigenous Gwich'in people, who consider the coastal plain sacred land and say oil drilling would ruin a fragile habitat for gray wolves, polar bears, porcupine caribou and more than 200 species of migratory birds.

“It’s outrageous that the oil lobby and their allies in Congress are trying to destroy the crown jewel of America’s wildlife refuge system after nearly four decades of bipartisan support for protecting it,” Nicole Whittington-Evans, the Wilderness Society’s Alaska regional director, told Fox News in an email. “The coastal plain is vital habitat for millions of migratory birds, wolves, musk oxen, threatened polar bears, and the Porcupine Caribou Herd. It has value far beyond whatever oil might lie beneath it.”

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http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/12/06/tax-bill-moves-oil-drilling-in-alaskas-arctic-refuge-one-step-closer.html

ME: Please Contact Congress. Thank-you

 
Send an urgent letter to your members of Congress asking them to oppose efforts to open the Arctic Refuge to oil drilling.
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Anchorage Daily Times
Energy
 
Small bidders snatch up land near ANWR in state oil lease sale
Alex DeMarban  Published 1 day ago (12/7/2017)

Major oil companies did not bid Wednesday on state leases near the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as Congress moves to open the refuge's coastal plain to drilling, but small bidding groups did.

Read More: https://www.adn.com/business-economy/energy/2017/12/06/small-bidders-snatch-up-land-near-anwr-in-state-lease-sale/

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Please contact your congress.  The House has not voted on this Bill (as of right now).  Thank-you.

Send an urgent letter to your members of Congress asking them to oppose efforts to open the Arctic Refuge to oil drilling.
The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is one of the most prolific bird nurseries on the planet. Every year, birds migrate through all fifty states and six continents to raise their chicks in its pristine habitat. The Arctic Refuge is a vital nesting ground for Tundra Swans, Northern Pintails,

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« Reply #15 on: December 08, 2017, 07:00:44 AM »

EcoWatch
By Oil Change International
Dec. 05, 2017 08:57AM EST


Majority of U.S. Public Against Drilling ANWR; Oil Experts Think Economics Are 'Suspect'

By Andy Rowell

Republicans may be celebrating their great tax rip off they sneaked through last Friday night, which included the hugely disputed proposal of drilling of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR), but opening up America's last true wilderness to oil exploitation is still far from certain.

Firstly, drilling in ANWR is deeply unpopular with the American public; secondly, it still has to get past the House, where some Republicans are opposed to opening up ANWR; thirdly, even oil industry consultants think drilling now is not economically sensible and fourthly any development will be fought tooth and nail in the courts.

All this means that any drilling is not going to happen any time soon. It is worth remembering that pro-drilling Republicans have tried more than 50 times to drill in ANWR already and they have failed.

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https://www.ecowatch.com/public-against-anwr-oil-drilling-2515045067.html

ME: Please contact your congress.  The House has not voted on this Bill (as of right now).  The great American's need to let Congress know we are paying attention.
Ask yourselves: What the heck will be next? If Congress pulls the wool over our eyes on ANWR. This will be like 1940's, in Germany. IMO. Think about it.

Send an urgent letter to your members of Congress asking them to oppose efforts to open the Arctic Refuge to oil drilling.
The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is one of the most prolific bird nurseries on the planet. Every year, birds migrate through all fifty states and six continents to raise their chicks in its pristine habitat. The Arctic Refuge is a vital nesting ground for Tundra Swans, Northern Pintails,

https://act.audubon.org/onlineactions/pGzo4F9KBUa0SN7zZH9AHA2?ms=policy-adv-web-website_nas-engagementcard-20171020_arcticrefuge_budget_alert&utm_source=website_nas&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=20171020_arcticrefuge_budget_alert

  ANWR is Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
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By Oil Change International
Dec. 05, 2017 08:57AM EST

Majority of U.S. Public Against Drilling ANWR; Oil Experts Think Economics Are 'Suspect'

By Andy Rowell

(Snipped)

   
If all the Republican members of the House who are members of the Caucus vote against the ANWR provision, then the bill is dead.

As the Miami Herald noted: "The caucus includes 31 House Republicans, enough members to vote down a tax bill, since the GOP can only afford 22 No votes if all Democrats vote against the bill."

Curbelo may already be feeling the pressure. Monday, the Herald reported that "a group of protesters from the Sunrise Movement, a climate change advocacy group, staged a protest in Curbelo's office urging him to vote against a tax bill that 'sells out the Arctic.'"

Sunrise Co-Founder Evan Web told the paper: "If Representative Curbelo, the founder of the Climate Solutions Caucus, is serious about stopping climate change, protecting the vulnerable people of his district in South Florida, and protecting the Arctic from drilling, he'll vote 'no' on this Big Oil bailout of a tax bill."

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https://www.ecowatch.com/public-against-anwr-oil-drilling-2515045067.html


ME: Please contact your congress.  The House has not voted on this Bill (as of right now).  The great American's need to let Congress know we are paying attention.
Ask yourselves: What the heck will be next? If Congress pulls the wool over our eyes on ANWR. This will be like 1940's, in Germany. IMO. Think about it.

https://act.audubon.org/onlineactions/pGzo4F9KBUa0SN7zZH9AHA2?ms=policy-adv-web-website_nas-engagementcard-20171020_arcticrefuge_budget_alert&utm_source=website_nas&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=20171020_arcticrefuge_budget_alert
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« Reply #17 on: December 08, 2017, 11:41:31 AM »

Politics

Miami Republican opposes allowing Arctic oil drilling in tax bill

By Alex Daugherty  adaugherty@mcclatchydc.com
UPDATED December 05, 2017 10:58 AM WASHINGTON
Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/news/politics-government/article188037329.html#storylink=cpy


ME: Please contact congress.  Great American's need to let Congress know we are paying attention.
Ask yourselves: What the heck will be next? If Congress pulls the wool over our eyes on ANWR.
This will be like 1940's in Germany. IMO. Think about it.

https://act.audubon.org/onlineactions/pGzo4F9KBUa0SN7zZH9AHA2?ms=policy-adv-web-website_nas-engagementcard-20171020_arcticrefuge_budget_alert&utm_source=website_nas&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=20171020_arcticrefuge_budget_alert

ANWR stands for Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, a wilderness area in Alaska.

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« Reply #18 on: December 08, 2017, 12:04:19 PM »


   
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Arctic Refuge drilling permission tucked into tax bill: study What's at stake

By Mark Porubcansky | 12/06/17

Tucked into the Senate version of the mammoth tax bill is a longstanding Republican priority that has been unable to win approval on its own: authorization for oil and gas exploration in part of Alaska’s 19-million-acre Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

In 1995, President Clinton vetoed a budget that would have permitted drilling. In 2005, a filibuster by Democrats stopped it. This year, if Republicans in Congress can agree on a final version of the tax bill and ram it through both Houses, it probably will be included. There is little doubt President Trump would sign it into law.

That doesn’t mean, though, that drilling is likely to start anytime soon. The immediate future is more likely to be dominated by lawsuits and the economics of the global petroleum market. Longer term, if Democrats can retake Congress or the presidency, the action may well be limited or reversed.

Here’s the background, and what’s at stake:

Read More: https://www.minnpost.com/earth-journal/2017/12/arctic-refuge-drilling-permission-tucked-tax-bill-whats-stake

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« Reply #19 on: December 08, 2017, 02:34:13 PM »



 
Next step for ANWR
Petroleum News-2 hours ago  12/8/2017

The royalty rate for oil production from Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, ANWR would be 16.67 percent, with 50 percent of the royalties going to Alaska and the remainder to the federal government. Total surface development on refuge land is limited to 2,000 acres. The legislation also requires the secretary of the interior to issue any ..

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ME: Will you please send an urgent letter to your members of Congress asking them to oppose efforts to open the Arctic Refuge to oil drilling?  T.Y.

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