Stand Up for the Science and the Environment!
Here are two things you can do right now to protect our environment:
By June 19th: submit comments to the The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) on drilling in the Arctic Refuge! The Refuge is home to a stunning array of wildlife and the coastal plain sacred to the Gwich’in people, whose way of life is tied to the migration of the Refuge’s Porcupine Caribou herd. This fragile area is already threatened by climate change, and would never recover from the permanent damage caused by oil drilling and seismic blasting. Click here to send a pre-written email prepared by Sierra Club. If you’d like to submit comments in your own words, go to the BLM website where you can view the project area map, read the Notice of Intent for the Coastal Plain Oil and Gas Leasing EIS, and submit your own comments. You can also submit comments by email to blm_ak_coastalplain_EIS@blm.gov.
By June 29th: Submit comments to the U.S. Corps of Engineers that Pebble Mine (a giant mine proposed in the heart of salmon country) is too risky for Bristol Bay! Pebble’s permit application is incomplete because it lacks critical information needed for a full review of the project’s potential impacts on fisheries and water resources impacted by the mine and does not adequately address plans for the proposed tailings dams, groundwater management, or mitigation. Use this link to learn more and tell the Corps of Engineers that Pebble’s latest mine plan would be catastrophic for Bristol Bay’s fisheries and should be rejected.