Thank you for sponsoring legislation to protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
AN HISTORICAL DOCUMENT: REP sent this letter to the following Members of Congress on January 4, 2005
Connie Morella (MD)
Christopher Shays (CT)
Jim Leach (IA)
Rodney Frelinghuysen (NJ)
Charles Bass (NH)
Christopher Smith (NJ)
Jim Saxton (NJ)
Jim Greenwood (PA)
Republicans for Environmental Protection thanks you for co-sponsoring legislation to designate the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge coastal plain as federally protected wilderness. Your courageous leadership on this critical conservation issue has been exemplary.
As Representative Johnson pointed out when introducing the legislation, America can secure energy supplies more effectively by concentrating on improved energy efficiency. Requiring light trucks and SUV’s, for example, to meet the same fuel efficiency standards as passenger cars would free up the same amount of oil that drilling the refuge would produce, without ruining one of our nation’s last great wildernesses. Furthermore, energy efficiency, along with developing alternative energy resources, would improve national security by reducing our risky dependence on foreign oil producers.
REP appreciates your willingness to stand up for protecting our natural heritage of pristine landscapes and wildlife. Please let us know what we can do to be of service to you.
Martha A. Marks, Ph.D.