The American Golden-Plover, which nests in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, makes one of the longest migratory journeys of any shorebird.
The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge will always be threatened with oil and gas development until Congress permanently protects this vital wildlife habitat once and for all. While it's great news that the Interior Department recently announced it was suspending oil and gas leases in the Refuge pending further review, it is only a temporary reprieve. It's time for Congress to work with the president to repeal the leasing program and permanently protect the Refuge.
Please urge your representatives in Congress and President Biden to act quickly to permanently protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
Photo: Mary D'A