No seismic surveys in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
Docket No. FWS-R7-ES-2020-0129
I oppose the proposal to perform seismic surveys in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. The refuge is one of the last pristine wildernesses left on Earth, and the coastal plain is a vital habitat for endangered polar bears. Seismic surveys of the refuge have a 1 in 5 chance of injuring or killing denning polar bears -- an unacceptable risk for an endangered species that is already suffering from the effects of climate change.
I strongly urge you to reject any plan to perform seismic surveys in the Arctic, for the sake of this amazing ecosystem and all the wildlife that depend on it.