Fw: Arctic Refuge in danger again!
For the wilderness lovers on the list; those who don't care, just
> From: John Adams, NRDC President <email@example.com>
> Subject: Arctic Refuge in danger again!
> Date: Sunday, June 13, 2004 11:11 PM
> Dear NRDC BioGems Defender,
> As soon as Tuesday, the House of Representatives is going to vote
yet again on
> opening the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to massive oil
> The White House and its allies in Congress are cynically exploiting
> rise in gasoline prices as their new pretext for sacrificing
> wildlife refuge.
> Please go to
> and send a message telling your representative to oppose drilling
in the Arctic
> Refuge and to vote No on H.R. 4529 -- the bill that would authorize
> Drilling in the Arctic Refuge would have absolutely no effect on
> prices at the pump. Arctic oil would take 10 years to get to market
> only amount to a tiny drop in the bucket of our nation's oil
consumption -- not
> nearly enough to impact prices.
> Only one group would benefit from destroying the Arctic Refuge: the
> Everyone else loses. Our nation's last pristine arctic wilderness
> polluted forever. Wildlife would suffer. And consumers would remain
> on a volatile oil market.
> Improving the fuel efficiency of our cars and trucks would deliver
> energy than the Arctic Refuge ever could -- and it would do so more
> more cheaply and without destroying our natural heritage.
> A recent poll shows that the vast majority of Americans wants to
> sensible path of fuel economy and oil savings in order to lower gas
> Let's be sure that Congress hears from that majority before it
votes this week!
> Go to
> and tell your representative to oppose this senseless attack on our
> greatest sanctuary for Arctic wildlife. Thank you.
> John H. Adams
> Natural Resources Defense Council
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