Despite WWF activists sending nearly 70,000 messages to the U.S. Congress this year, the risk of oil drilling in the Arctic Refuge increased this spring when Congress passed a budget resolution that calls for generating $2.4 billion in new revenues. The bill gives drilling proponents an opening to propose energy development in the refuge as the way to generate the new money. As a result, key House and Senate committees are expected to approve drilling in this special place. Language specifically authorizing drilling would need to be included in a budget reconciliation bill and approved by Congress, so we'll have another chance later this year to stop development of the refuge when Congress votes on the reconciliation bill. U.S. activists, tell Congress not to allow drilling in the refuge.
Starmail - 3. Jun, 17:25