Friday, December 16, 2011

Breaking: Stop Congress From Rubber-Stamping Arctic Drilling

We need your immediate help -- please call your senators tonight.

The Senate is about to undermine our clean-air laws to pave the way for off-shore oil drilling in pristine Arctic waters if we don't stop them. Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski snuck a deal into a government funding bill that creates a loophole for oil companies to bypass clean air laws, and Congress is voting on it tomorrow.

If Senator Murkowski gets her way, the Environmental Protection Agency will be unable to ensure that drilling projects in the Arctic meet clean air standards, sacrificing Native communities as well as polar bears and other imperiled species.

The vote on this bill could come as early as Saturday morning. Please call and email your senators right now, before it's too late, and tell them the health of Arctic communities and wildlife comes before oil company profits.

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