FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 8, 2023
Aileo Weinmann | email@example.com
100+ Organizations and Businesses Call on President Biden and Secretary Haaland to Realize Opportunities for Conservation and Our Climate in America’s Arctic
Washington, D.C. –Today, more than 100 organizations and businesses sent a letter to President Biden and Secretary Haaland outlining the opportunities the administration has to take bold action in America’s Arctic for our climate and conservation. Home to the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (Refuge) and the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska (Reserve), America’s Arctic represents one of our nation’s last opportunities to protect ecosystems on such a vast scale – one that is unparalleled elsewhere. The letter outlined action the administration can take that would ensure durable protections for the most ecologically and culturally important sites in the Arctic and would showcase a new approach for addressing fossil fuel extraction on federal public lands.
“We encourage you to take hold of the tremendous opportunity in America’s Arctic to protect tens of millions of acres of unparalleled biological and cultural resources,” the letter reads, “which will significantly contribute to your America the Beautiful goals and leverage the critical role that the Arctic, along with all our public lands, must play in addressing the climate crisis.”
Full letter text and list of signers can be viewed here.
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