The word on Capitol Hill is that Arctic drilling has been dropped from the budget bill and attached to the defense appropriations bill instead. The last-minute tactic is a cynical move by the pro-drilling lobby, particularly as this is the spending bill that funds our troops in wartime. Don't let them get away with it: Call the Capitol Switchboard now at (202) 224-3121.
Senators Durbin and Obama have been steadfast in their opposition to sacrificing OUR Refuge for oil company profits. We need their help one more time, even as the Senate leadership links Arctic drilling to the same bill that funds our veterans and armed forces. Tell them to oppose this outrage.