Wildlife & wild places

Tell The Hartford: Don’t insure drilling in the Arctic

Steven Chase, USFWS | Public Domain

The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is a fragile and irreplaceable wilderness. We can’t allow it to be destroyed by oil exploration and drilling.

Transporting oil by pipeline or ship can result in devastating oil spills — and spills on frozen tundra or in icy northern waters are particularly hazardous and expensive to clean. Roads and wellpads destroy fragile tundra, and drilling operations belch toxic chemicals that can cause major health problems for wildlife and people.

Arctic exploration is not worth the risk to wildlife, people, and our planet. I strongly urge you to commit to not providing insurance cover for any energy project in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.


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