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Four Historic NO Votes on the Arctic Refuge Resolution

Posted by Northern Center at Feb 15, 2017 01:50 PM |

Today, in a historic floor vote, FOUR representatives voted against the resolution, which supports opening the Arctic Refuge to oil and gas development.

Last week, a delegation of 13 Fairbanksans, hit the halls of the Juneau Capitol to meet with local leadership about rethinking their support of Arctic Refuge resolution - essentially, a group letter - that asks Congress to open the Arctic Refuge for oil drilling. The delegation also shared ideas for a just transition

 off of a fossil fuel economy. 

 

To date, this resolution is receiving a lot of push-back from across the state. In each of the resolution's three hearings over forty people testified in favor of protecting the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge! In fact, there was not enough time to hear from all those who waited to testify. 

Today, in a historic floor vote, FOUR representatives voted against the resolution. 

Our Fairbanks delegation was joined by allies in the Southeast, resulting in a powerful statement to our Alaska leadership. It is in this allyship that we have strength and power. Thank you to everybody who has testified and supported our work as we continue to fight for the permanent protection of the Arctic Refuge.
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