This coalition letter, addressed to Majority Leader Reid, Speaker Pelosi, Minority Leader McConnell, and Minority Leader Boehner, requests that Congress prioritize the consideration of pending legislation affecting America’s citizens, communities, public lands and waters before the close o
The spectacular Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument in north-central Montana, along the Wild and Scenic Upper Missouri River, was established to preserve the area's outstanding ecological, scientific, and cultural values — from its remote and undeveloped character and archaeo
Energy bills that have narrowly passed the House of Representatives (H.R. 4 August 2, 2001; H.R. 6 April 11, 2003, H.R. 6, April, 21 2005) contain language designed to make oil development in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge sound more palatable to the public. One such scam was an amendment claiming development would be confined to a 2,000 acre area. In reality, opening the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to drilling would cause environmental devastation across the entire 1.5 million-acre Coastal Plain, the biological heart of the Refuge.
In the push to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil development, the big oil companies and their allies in the Congress, Administration, and Alaska state government say drilling on Alaska’s North Slope has been clean and environmentally benign. They profess a commitment to strict environmental regulation, and they assert that new technologies – particularly ice roads and directional drilling – will reduce even further any impact of drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.