Letter to Editor by Dennis Specht and SOCAN, The Applegater, Spring 2018 Issue (11:1).
The Senate/House tax bill conference endorsed oil and gas drilling in the Arctic
National Wildlife Refuge. This is amazingly short-sighted for many reasons. Many proven
alternative energy choices can replace oil and gas, but there is only one Arctic National
Wildlife Refuge. The Coastal Plain of the Arctic Refuge includes precious habitat for
species ranging from polar bears and caribou to nesting birds and waterfowl. These
migrating birds touch all 50 states and nearly every continent of the globe.