Success – Part of Artic Wilderness is Safe

Arctic Victory –  Two Thumbs UP!

Wednesday, June 4, 2008 1:08 PM 
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“This prestine area of Alaska, home to more than one million migratory birds, the legendary Teshekpuk Lake caribou herd, and the threatened polar bear will remain undisturbed by toxic oil and gas development for at least another decade.

‘Thanks to years of court battles by NRDC and the tireless activism of tens of thousands of online, NRDC and the thousands of people online like you just won an important interim victory in our long-term campaign to block Big Oil from drilling in Alaska’s spectacular Western Arctic Reserve, one of NRDC’s
endangered BioGems.’

Thanks to your support, most of the Teshekpuk Lake region — one of the most important tundra-wetland ecosystems left on our planet — will not be opened to oil and gas development for at least 10 years.

This victory is particularly sweet because we fended off the Bush Administration’s plan to hand over this natural treasure to Big Oil before it leaves office next January. Thanks to years of court battles by NRDC and the tireless activism of tens of thousands of online activists like you, we did it!. Next, we will focus our campaign on Congress, in support of legislation to permanently protect this world-class wildlife habitat.

In the meantime, this home to more than one million migratory birds, the legendary Teshekpuk Lake caribou herd, and the threatened polar bear will remain undisturbed by toxic oil and gas development for at least another decade.

Together, we succeeded in stopping the industrialization of this magnificent Arctic wilderness — and that’s a victory for nature that is well worth celebrating.”

Frances Beinecke, President Natural Resources Defense Council

TWO THUMBS UP! Thanks -Mother Nature

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