- Ken SalazarSecretary of the Interior
Keep Sarah Palin out of the Arctic National Wildlife Reserve
Sarah Palin has a solution to the disaster in the Gulf of Mexico: drill more and drill now in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. As you can see to the left, she has been shouting this message on Twitter and Facebook.
Palin claims that onshore drilling is "safe" - the same onshore drilling that led to an oil spill on the Trans-Alaska Pipeline just last week. There is no failsafe way to drill for oil, a lesson that the Gulf spill is driving home all too well.
The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is a world-renowned area with some of America's most spectacular wildlife. But Palin's vision for the future of this pristine region involves little more than drill pads and pipelines, oil spills and air pollution.
We need your help to keep Sarah and her oil industry friends out of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Send a letter to Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today letting him know that there is no failsafe way to drill for oil, offshore or on land.
- Secretary of the Interior
Even as the gusher in the Gulf continues to devastate our lands and waters, the oil industry and its allies are pushing for access to America's public lands. Now, Sarah Palin and others are calling for drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. This sacred and beloved place has been off limits to oil development for more than 50 years. Please Mr. Salazar, don't allow the coastal plain of the Arctic Refuge to be the next place for an oil spill. Not on your watch.
Thank you for your leadership.
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