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CRISIS - Save the Akaskan Refuge and the US budget March 16, 2005 1:06 PM

LEASE USE THE LINK BELOW TO FIND TOOLS YOU CAN USE! Trying to slip it past the public, as part of the budget bill (requiring a simple majority and not the overwhelming majority otherwise required) and using federal money to distract people with talk of Social Security (taking the refuge off the news radar) - your congressional representatives will soon decide the fate of OUR LAST 5% of PRISTINE ARCTIC WILDLIFE AREA. The prize for destroying this area which has remained untouched for millions of years? a 90-day supply (AT MOST) of Oil - put another way, a vote today will basically have no impact on world oil production, but will permanently effect the natural resources our country (and early Republican Party leaders) has considered essential. After all, that's why it's called the "Wildlife Refuge" - Link to easy action: Call Congress today to prevent drilling in the Arctic Refuge! Arctic Action Hotline makes it easy to contact your members of Congress right now! In less than one week, you and other concerned wilderness activists have sent tens of thousands of messages to Congress opposing drilling in the Arctic Wildlife Refuge. Thanks so much! Next week, drilling boosters in Congress are expected to try to slip their controversial drilling proposal into the federal budget bill. Itís critically important that we continue the pressure on Congress in order to win what has been called ďthe No. 1 environmental battle of the decade." Please call your members of Congress and ask them to prevent the sneak attack on the Arctic. Click here now for instructions on how to use our toll-free Arctic hotline and for some short, simple instructions for how to make sure your call is effective. If youíve never called Congress before, donít worry. You simply make the call and leave a brief message with one of the membersí staff. Once you've made your call through the Arctic hotline, please help us raise the pressure even more by forwarding this message to all your friends and asking them to join you in calling today to stop the sneak attack on the Arctic Refuge before it's too late. Thank you again for your all you are doing to protect the Arctic Refuge. Click here to make your call. Click here to learn more about what you can do to protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
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