Rep. Huffman: Ban Drilling near Bear Dens

On July 30, Rep. Jared Huffman (D-CA) introduced the Polar Bear Cub Survival Act (HR 7876). Polar bears are one of many species facing ongoing threats from the oil and gas industry. As the Trump administration continues its war on the environment by finalizing its plan to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to drilling, this bill would increase protections for critical polar bear denning habitat by prohibiting oil and gas activities within one mile of such habitat on the coastal plain of the refuge.

Photo by Cheryl Strahl
Photo by Cheryl Strahl

 

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