Wildlife Advocates Condemn Drilling Plan Proposed in GOP Tax Reform Bill

The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is habitat for migratory birds, polar bears, moose and herds of caribou. (LoveToTakePictures/Pixabay)The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is habitat for migratory birds, polar bears, moose and herds of caribou. (LoveToTakePictures/Pixabay)

HARRISBURG, PA—(SBN)—Conservationists say opening up the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for oil drilling would be forcing wildlife to pay for tax breaks for the rich. The refuge, known as ANWR, is home to polar bears, caribou, migratory birds and many other animals, some of which migrate through Pennsylvania. It may also contain billions of barrels of oil that have been off-limits to drillers since 1980.

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