This fall, Congress will vote on whether to open the coastal plain of the Arctic Refuge to oil drilling. The Refuge provides a home for more than 200 species of birds and animals including Tundra swans, caribou, polar bears, grizzly bears and wolves.

The Refuge’s unique wilderness exists almost nowhere else. The coastal plain is void of the damage and obtrusiveness of steel oil pipelines, gravel roads, exploration equipment, drilling rigs, processing stations, air strips and contamination from spills which exist in nearby Prudhoe Bay.

Please join Friends of Animals, the Arctic Coalition, and thousands of people from across the country as we rally on Tuesday, September 20, to send a message to Congress: Please help save the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

Arctic Refuge Action Day
Date: Tuesday, 20 September 2005
Time: 11 AM -1 PM
Location: West (Front) Lawn, U.S. Capitol

For more information, contact Bill Dollinger at FoA’s Washington DC office, at (202) 296-2172, or by email at