Tell Congress to Protect Izembek NWR
Lawmakers need to pass spending legislation for the rest of Fiscal Year 2017 to keep the government functioning before funding runs out on April 28th. As usual, some in Congress are attempting to attach damaging riders targeting the Refuge System to this must-pass legislation.
Included among the list of potential riders is a provision to force a land exchange at Alaska’s Izembek NWR to construct a road through its congressionally designated wilderness and “Wetland of International Importance.”
The road would cause irreversible damage to the refuge’s wildlife and environment, negatively impact Alaska natives’ subsistence way of life, waste millions of taxpayer dollars, undermine our nation’s bedrock environmental laws, and set a dangerous precedent for the entire National Wildlife Refuge System and all wilderness lands.