Keep the Arctic Refuge coastal plain wild
  • Petitioned Sharon Seim

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Planning Team Leader, Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
Sharon Seim

Keep the Arctic Refuge coastal plain wild

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      ENDANGERED SPECIES COALITION

The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is home to nearly 200 wildlife species. This unique Arctic habitat is often described as America's Serengeti.

The ANWR coastal plain houses critically important denning area for Beaufort Sea polar bears, migratory habitat for more than 135 bird species and a vital calving area for the 123,000 head Porcupine caribou herd.

Today, we're on the verge of an important milestone in the decades-long effort to protect it. For the first time in history. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) has released for public comment the draft comprehensive conservation plan (CCP) for ANWR.

This is a critical first step toward achieving enduring protection for ANWR's coastal plain.

Please submit your comment below urging the FWS to recommend a wilderness designation for the Arctic Refuge’s Coastal Plain to protect it from oil and gas development.

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    • Jacqui Trevillian DIGGERS REST, AUSTRALIA
      • almost 3 years ago

      please preserve what little remains of the natural world, the oil and gas can't last forever anyway, we need to start seriously researching renewable energies.

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    • E B MANASSAS, VA
      • almost 3 years ago

      The area of the Arctic Coastal Plain needs to be protected for the animals. Mining and protecting animals wouldn't go together.

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    • Victoria Molinari POULSBO, WA
      • almost 3 years ago

      "The sun, the moon and the stars would have disappeared long ago... had they happened to be within the reach of predatory human hands."-Henry Havelock Ellis

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    • Maneesh Pangasa YUMA, AZ
      • almost 3 years ago

      Preserve ANWR this environmental habitat from dangerous oil and natural gas drilling. Even if ANWR were drilled there is not enough oil in ANWR to substantially reduce U.S. dependence on foreign oil. Furthermore, ANWR drilling would be had for the environment, for the health and safety of unique wildlife and destroy the beauty of ANWR for tourists.

      I urge you to recommend a wilderness designation for the Coastal Plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in order to permanently protect this unique wildlife habitat from destructive oil and gas development.

      This one of a kind Arctic ecosystem is home to nearly 200 wildlife species, including polar bears, musk oxen and caribou. The Arctic Refuge coastal plain is critically important denning area for Beaufort Sea polar bears, migratory habitat for more than 135 bird species and a vital calving area for the 123,000 head Porcupine caribou herd. We simply mustn't allow wilderness of this value to be turned over to the oil industry.

      I support Alternative C in the Comprehensive Conservation Plan that would recommend Wilderness designation for the Coastal Plain Wilderness Study Area, adding it to the existing Wilderness areas of the refuge.

      Thank you for the opportunity to comment.

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    • Andrew Heugel BREWSTER, NY
      • almost 3 years ago

      I'm thinking of the song that goes "The paved paradise build me a parking lot." "Want to see trees, go to a tree museum. Only a dollar and a half to see 'em!"

      What do you want your future to be?

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