(11/04/2003) - ANCHORAGE
, AK -- Lawmakers seeking to open the Arctic National
Wildlife Refuge have failed once again to garner the votes they need. Language
opening the Refuge to oil and gas interests was dropped from the energy bill
after it became clear that its inclusion could jeopardize final passage. GOP
lawmakers sought to portray the remaining bill as a compromise, but
environmental groups maintained that the remaining bill largely reflects the
desires of the oil industry and would still be disastrous for the environment.
Online Database Shows Bird Connections Between Your Local Refuge and Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
(10/10/2003) - WASHINGTON
-- John Muir observed that everything in nature is
connected, and nowhere is that more evident than in our National Wildlife Refuge
System, which celebrates its centennial this year. National
Wildlife Refuge Week is October 12-18, and will be marked by events at refuges
all over the country.