Time to Stand Up for a Special Wild Place

Some of America’s most iconic wildlife and fish, including polar bears, grizzly bears, muskoxen, caribou, and hundreds of thousands of birds from around the globe, live in or annually migrate through the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge’s Coastal Plain. The Refuge is truly the crown jewel of the Refuge system, and an important piece of our public lands system. Many bird species that can be found at wildlife refuges around the country annually migrate to the Refuge to nest and raise their young before migrating south.

And now, this incredible place and all of the wildlife living there are under attack. The Senate just took the first steps to allow drilling in the Refuge. We have to stop this before it’s too late. Some places are too special to drill, and the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is one of them!


Please call your Senator today and tell him or her to defend the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and fight to keep the Refuge closed to drilling.


Congress Can Protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Some in Congress are trying to undermine 30 years of protection for the Refuge. But our public lands are the heritage of all Americans, and the wilderness, wildlife, and recreation found within the Refuge are incomparable. The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is one of the world’s most beautiful and unspoiled landscapes, like other American treasures such as the Grand Canyon and Yosemite.

Here is a list of how senators voted on a measure to prevent oil and gas drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge:

Alabama: Senator Richard Shelby – NO,  Senator Luther Strange – NO

Arkansas: Senator Lisa Murkowski – NO,  Senator Dan Sullivan – NO

Arizona: Senator John McCain – NO,  Senator Jeff Flake -NO

Arkansas: Senator John Boozman – NO,  Senator Tom Cotton – NO

California: Senator Diane Feinstein – YES,  Senator Kamala Harris – YES

Colorado: Senator Michael Bennet – YES,  Senator Cory Gardner – NO

Connecticut: Senator Richard Blumenthal – YES,  Senator Chris Murphy – YES

Delaware: Senator Tom Carper – YES,  Senator Chris Coons – YES

Florida: Senator Bill Nelson – YES,  Senator Marco Rubio -NO

Georgia: Senator Johnny Isakson – NO,  Senator David Perdue – NO

Hawaii: Senator Brian Schatz – YES,  Senator Mazie Hirono – YES

Idaho: Senator Mike Crapo – NO,  Senator Jim Risch – NO

Illinois: Senator Dick  Durbin – YES,  Senator Tammy Duckworth – YES

Indiana: Senator Joe Donnelly – YES,  Senator Todd Young – NO

Iowa: Senator Chuck Grassley – NO,  Senator Joni Ernst – NO

Kansas: Senator Pat Roberts – NO,  Senator Jerry Moran – NO

Kentucky: Senator Mitch McConnell – NO,  Senator Rand  Paul – NO

Louisiana: Senator Bill Cassidy – NO,  Senator John Kennedy – NO

Maine: Senator Susan Collins – YES,  Senator Angus King – YES

Maryland: Senator Ben Cardin – YES,  Senator Chris Von Hollen – YES

Massachusetts: Senator Elizabeth Warren – YES,  Senator Ed Markey – YES

Michigan: Senator Debbie Stabenow – YES,  Senator Gary Peters – YES

Minnesota: Senator Amy Klobuchar – YES,  Senator Al Franken – YES

Mississippi: Senator Thad Cochran – NO,  Senator Roger Wicker – NO

Missouri: Senator Claire McCaskill – YES,  Senator Roy Blunt – NO

Montana: Senator Jon Tester – YES,  Senator Steve Daines – NO

Nebraska: Senator Deb Fischer – NO,  Senator Ben Sasse – NO

Nevada: Senator Dean Heller – NO,  Senator Catherine Cortez Masto – YES

New Hampshire: Senator Jeanne Shaheen – YES,  Senator Maggie Hassan – YES

New Jersey: Senator Bob Menendez – YES,  Senator Cory Booker – YES

New Mexico: Senator Tom Udall – YES,  Senator Martin Heinrich – YES

New York: Senator Chuck Schumer – YES,  Senator Kirsten Gillibrand – YES

North Carolina: Senator Richard Burr – NO,  Senator Thom Tillis – NO

North Dakota: Senator John Hoeven – NO,  Senator Heidi Heitkamp – YES

Ohio: Senator Sherrod Brown – YES,  Senator Rob Portman – NO

Oklahoma: Senator Jim Inhofe – NO,  Senator James Lankford – NO

Oregon: Senator Ron Wyden – YES,  Senator Jeff Merkley – YES

Pennsylvania: Senator Bob Casey – YES,  Senator Pat Toomey – NO

Rhode Island: Senator Jack Reed – YES,  Senator Sheldon Whitehouse – YES

South Carolina:  Senator Lindsey Graham – NO,  Senator Tim Scott – NO

South Dakota: Senator John Thune – NO,  Senator  Mike Rounds – NO

Tennessee: Senator Lamar Alexander – NO,  Senator Bob Corker – NO

Texas: Senator John Cornyn – NO,  Senator Ted Cruz – NO

Utah: Senator Orrin Hatch – NO,  Senator Mike Lee – NO

Vermont: Senator Patrick Leahy – YES,  Senator Bernie Sanders – YES

Virginia: Senator Mark Warner – YES,  Senator Tim Kaine – YES

Washington: Senator Patty Murray – YES,  Senator Maria Cantwell – YES

West Viriginia: Senator Joe Manchin – NO,  Senator Shelley Moore Capito – NO

Wisconsin: Senator Ron Johnson – NO,  Senator Tammy Baldwin – YES

Wyoming: Senator Mike Enzi – NO,  Senator Mike Barasso – NO

Please join us in calling on America’s senators to keep drilling out of one of our most unique public land units – we must help protect the Refuge and the wildlife that live there.

Now is the time to stand up for this special wild place.

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updated October 20, 2017