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Re: Fw: Arctic Refuge in danger again!

Thanks for the heads up, Marge!

Long Island, NY
Zone 6/7

In a message dated 6/15/2004 2:30:57 AM Eastern Standard Time, mtalt@hort.net 
For the wilderness lovers on the list; those who don't care, just


> From: John Adams, NRDC President <biogemsdefenders@savebiogems.org>
> 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
the current 
> rise in gasoline prices as their new pretext for sacrificing
America's premier 
> wildlife refuge.
> Please go to
> http://www.savebiogems.org/arctic/takeaction.asp?step=2&item=52141
> 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
> destruction.
> Drilling in the Arctic Refuge would have absolutely no effect on
today's gas 
> prices at the pump. Arctic oil would take 10 years to get to market
and would 
> 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
oil giants. 
> Everyone else loses. Our nation's last pristine arctic wilderness
would be 
> 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
far more 
> 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
pursue this 
> 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
> http://www.savebiogems.org/arctic/takeaction.asp?step=2&item=52141
> and tell your representative to oppose this senseless attack on our
last and 
> greatest sanctuary for Arctic wildlife. Thank you.
> Sincerely,
> John H. Adams
> President
> Natural Resources Defense Council
> . . . 
> BioGems: Saving Endangered Wild Places 
> A project of the Natural Resources Defense Council 
> http://www.savebiogems.org
> Note: We appreciate the opportunity to communicate with you and
other NRDC 
> BioGems Defenders, but if you would prefer not to receive BioGems
updates or 
> hear from BioGems activists in the field, you can send an email
message to 
> biogemsdefenders@savebiogems.org with "Please remove my name" in
the subject 
> line.
> To update your information, including your email or mailing
address, log in to 
> your Action Visa at http://www.savebiogems.org/actionvisa/ and
click "Update 
> your info."

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