National Wildlife Refuges

House Passes Bill That Seeks to Open Arctic Refuge to Oil Drilling -- Again

(5/25/2006) - Washington, D.C. – Today the House of Representatives passed a bill introduced by Rep. Richard Pombo (R-CA) that would allow oil companies to drill for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. This latest attempt by pro-drilling advocates comes after the House refused to include a similar provision in their 2007 budget language that sought to open the Arctic refuge to oil drilling, and after defeats in both the House and Senate late last year. Below is a statement by

Drillers' Fuzzy Math Misleads American Consumers

(5/2/2006) - Certain members of Congress keep trying to convince the American people that if we had opened the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling 10 years ago, we wouldn’t be facing the high gas prices we face today. The Bush administration’s own facts tell us differently.

Oil from the Arctic Refuge would not even begin to affect the price of a gallon of gasoline for 20 years from the time the refuge is first drilled, and even then it would only lower gas prices by about a penny per gallon.

Presidential Bait and Switch on Energy Policy

State of the Union highlights clean energy; President’s budget highlights drilling; Statement of Rodger Schlickeisen, President, Defenders of Wildlife

New Report Details Environmental Damage from Illegal Immigration, Border Enforcement Activities

Immigrant and Border Patrol Foot and Vehicle Traffic is Damaging some of the Southwest's Most Beautiful Parks, Monuments, and Wildlife Refuges


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