The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge has always inspired broad-ranging support for protections, and in 2015, the Obama administration made history by recommending to Congress a Wilderness designation for the Arctic Refuge’s Coastal Plain. Today, from Alaska guides to scientists to professional athletes and more, diverse constituencies are continuing to make their positions clear through the letters below. While their reasons and inspirations to protect the Arctic Refuge may vary, they all have the same message: the debate over drilling in one of the last wild places on Earth does not belong in the budget reconciliation process.
Alaska Wilderness League leads the effort to preserve Alaska’s wild lands and waters by engaging citizens and decision makers with a courageous, constant, victorious voice for Alaska. Visit the website of our sister organization Alaska Wilderness Action to learn more about its legislative and political advocacy to protect Alaska’s wild places.