The nation’s largest wildlife refuge is the 19 million acre Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) on the Alaskan shores of the Arctic Ocean. Established in 1960 and expanded in 1980, ANWR has long been the target of oil companies. To protect this fragile area with its abundance of wildlife, in January President Obama proposed providing Wilderness protection for 12 of the Refuge’s 19 million acres.
To further the President’s proposal, Sen. Michael Bennett (D-CO) introduced in the Senate S.2341 with 33 co-sponsors. Now is the time to urge Senator Bob Casey to help protect the pristine ANWR and co-sponsor S. 2341 by clicking HERE.