In 2017, Congress approved opening the Coastal Plains of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to allow for oil and gas drilling.
The impacts from the seismic testing, drilling, and accompanying infrastructure development in the pristine environment of the Refuge's Coastal Plain would do irreversible harm to the region's wildlife and ecosystems, as well as the people who depend on them.
However, a recently introduced bill, the Arctic Refuge Protection Act (S. 2461) would permanently protect the Coastal Plains of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge from oil and gas development. Ask your senator(s) to cosponsor the Arctic Refuge Protection Act, and help protect the Arctic Refuge. Not sure if your senator is a cosponsor already? Check the list of current cosponsors for their name.