Save National Wildlife Refuges from Oil and Gas Mining

GarryRogers Nature Conservation

Source:  Force for Change

Target: Daniel M. Ashe, Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Goal: Protect national wildlife refuges from oil and gas exploitation

National-WIldlife-Refuge-Pic“The national wildlife refuges across the United States are unprotected against oil spills and contamination from natural gas drilling. These precious places have seen too many toxic chemicals, piles of trash and oil spills. The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS), which regulates these areas, has recently proposed a set of new laws to protect the US refuges. We need to show them how important this issue is and that it is worth fighting for. Tell USFWS to create regulations to protect the national wildlife refuges.

“While the USFWS does not have laws in place, the National Park Service, a smaller organization, has had a set of laws in place for over 30 years. These laws focus on spill prevention and response, disposal of waste…

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