Alaska's Arctic National
Wildlife Refuge is the crown jewel of America's National
Wildlife Refuge System. Tucked away in the state's
remote northeast corner, this 19.6-million-acre wildlife
sanctuary is an awe-inspiring natural wonder: a sweeping
expanse of tundra studded with marshes and lagoons and
laced with rivers dramatically situated between the rugged
foothills of the Brooks Range and the wide, icy waters of
the Beaufort Sea.
The wildest place left in America, the
Arctic National Wildlife Refuge – often called the
"American Serengeti" – is home to caribou,
polar bears, muskoxen, arctic foxes, wolverines,
grizzlies, and snow geese, all of which depend on this
fragile, unique ecosystem for survival.
It would be
irresponsible to sacrifice this national treasure for a
few months' supply of oil.