National Wildlife Refuges

Conservation Groups Intervene in Lawsuit Challenging Management of National Wildlife Refuge

Cattlemen's Association and County Government Have Filed Unjustified Lawsuit to Overturn Refuge's Ban on Detrimental Livestock Grazing Impacts

The Bonner Bridge Replacement: Long Bridge Is The Safest, Most Reliable, Least Expensive Option In The Long Run

(8/04/2006) - MEMO  

TO: North Carolina Editorial Page Editors, Columnists and Reporters
FR: Defenders of Wildlife
DT: August 4, 2006
RE: The Bonner Bridge Replacement: Long Bridge Is The Safest, Most Reliable, Least Expensive Option In The Long Run

Defenders Praises New Funding for Katrina-Damaged Refuges

Congress Passes Emergency Supplemental Bill Bestowing $132 Million for Hurricane-damaged Refuges

Wildlife Gets Nod in Senate Immigration Bill

Defenders of Wildlife Praises Protected Lands Provision, But Cautions Against Destructive Border Wall

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.

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