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Here is how you can help protect the Arctic Refuge today!

AMERICANS: TWEET AND EMAIL YOUR STATE'S CONGRESSIONAL REPS AND SENATORS

Copy/Paste this tweet:@[Rep or Senator handle] the #ArcticRefuge can only be saved through congressional action to end the devastating oil and gas program. Drilling the Arctic Refuge is a violation of Indigenous rights and would worsen the climate crisis. Please #ProtectTheArctic today! 

INTERNATIONALS: EMAIL YOUR COUNTRY'S EMBASSY IN WASHINGTON, DC

Let them know that the health of the Arctic Refuge impacts everyone, everywhere! Protecting the Arctic Refuge is NOT only an American issue. Ask your Ambassador to the United States to make rapid protection of the Arctic Refuge part of their climate diplomacy with the United States government.

Why Twitter and Emails?

Currently, the most important next step to permanently protecting the Arctic Refuge is reversing the legal mandate created by the 2017 Tax Act to lease parts of the Refuge for oil and gas development. Over the next two months, Congress has the opportunity to take legislative action to repeal the oil and gas program by including it in a package of bills.  This may be our one shot to restore protections over the next four years!

President Biden's Day One executive order paused Arctic drilling. But oil companies currently hold drilling leases and the legal mandate to open the refuge still remains. If Congress doesn’t pass legislation restoring protections, the Arctic Refuge remains under threat.

American followers can take the additional step of emailing your Congressional Representatives and Senators! Use the simple tool below to send a direct email to each of your reps in seconds!

Write to your Congressmembers via democracy.io. You can use the letter below as an example, or simply copy and paste the text into the message window.

Email subject: Reverse the 2017 Tax Act mandate to lease the Arctic Refuge

As one of your constituents, I am deeply concerned that the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge remains under threat from oil and gas drilling. Drilling in the Refuge would be a violation of Indigenous rights for the Gwich’in Peoples and release more carbon pollution, at a time when we need bold climate action. I strongly urge you to repeal the Arctic Refuge oil and gas program from the 2017 Tax Act and restore protections for the Refuge. President Biden took steps on day one to pause development on the Arctic Refuge, but to actually end the oil and gas program, Congress must act. Please take action today! I’m counting on you.    

Thank you for your time and consideration.
Sincerely,

[YOUR NAME]

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