Jane Goodall Asks Senators To Oppose Push for Arctic Drilling

Wochit Headline News - Wednesday, 15 November 2017

On Tuesday, famed British primatologist Jane Goodall sent a letter to every senator urging them to oppose a push in Congress to allow oil drilling in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

In her letter, Goodall wrote, "If we violate the Arctic Refuge by extracting the oil beneath the land, this will have devastating impact for the Gwich‘in people for they depend on the caribou herds to sustain their traditional way of life." The GOP-led Senate is reportedly trying to open up a region called '1002' on the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, an area inhabited by Gwich‘in natives, caribou, polar bears and millions of birds..

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