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Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Vote on ANWR this week
Melissa forwarded me an email from johnkerry.com today urging us all to call our members of Congress ASAP and urge them to protect the Arctic National Wildlife Preserve:
We need your help to get the message out. Please call your Members of Congress and let the facts speak for themselves.
  • Drilling in the Arctic Refuge can't make even a small dent in meeting America's energy needs. U.S. Geological Survey scientists estimate that there is very likely only enough oil to supply America's needs for six months. And oil companies admit that even that won't be available for at least 10 years.
  • The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge's 19 million acres comprise one of the last places on earth where an intact expanse of arctic and sub arctic land remains protected.
  • An irreplaceable natural treasure, the Arctic Refuge is home to caribou, polar bears, grizzly bears, wolves, golden eagles, snow geese and more. Millions of other birds use the Arctic Refuge to nest and as a critical staging area on their migratory journeys.
  • The Arctic Refuge supports more than wildlife. For a thousand generations, the Gwich'in people of Northeast Alaska and Northwest Canada have depended on it and lived in harmony with it. To them, the Arctic Coastal Plain is sacred ground.
  • Oil companies are experiencing windfall profits while Americans struggle at the pump. They don't need any more giveaways from the Republican Party, especially ones that put our environment behind special interests.
  • It's time this Administration acknowledged we can't drill our way to energy independence. We have to invent our way there.

  • Click here to get the phone numbers.
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    posted by Aerodad at 11/01/2005 05:17:00 PM

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