12 Oct '17, 2pm

90+ athletes send letter calling on Congress to #ProtectTheArctic #NoArcticRider

We write to ask you to protect Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, and ensure that drilling for oil in this sensitive landscape is not included in the budget process. As professional athletes, we not only deeply appreciate our nation’s wild spaces for their intrinsic value, but we also depend on these areas to practice our skills that support our livelihoods. Protecting the Arctic Refuge, and other wilderness areas like it, is not only protecting a wild place to recreate, but also protecting America’s recreational economy and our jobs. The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is one of our nation’s most iconic wild areas, and it deserves our most enduring legal protections. An immense wilderness, bursting with biodiversity and framed by the awe-inspiring Brooks Mountain Range, the Arctic Refuge is pristine, it is spectacular, and it belongs to all Americans. For more than...

Full article: http://www.alaskawild.org/athletes/

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