Monday, March 14, 2005

Kerry, Cantwell Join to Fight Arctic Drilling

I reported earlier that Senator Cantwell would be sponsoring an amendment in opposition to the GOP’s insertion of an amendment to drill in the Arctic Refuge into the budget.

The fight is on to save the Arctic Refuge. John Kerry’s Senate website just released a press release regarding a press conference tomorrow with Senator Cantwell to announce the Cantwell-Kerry amendment:

Washington, D.C. - Senators John Kerry (D-Mass.) and Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) will be joined by colleagues and supporters as they announce their plans to introduce a budget amendment in opposition to efforts to drill in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge at a Capitol Hill press conference tomorrow - Tuesday, March 15.

The Cantwell-Kerry amendment rids the budget of language that opens ANWR to drilling. Kerry and Cantwell are leading the charge to protect this valuable natural refuge, and supporters and colleagues will share their views on this important fight.

WHAT: John Kerry and Maria Cantwell announce budget amendment to block arctic drilling

WHO: Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA), Senator John Kerry (D-MA), Savannah Rose Walters, 13 year old girl from Florida who is fighting to save the Arctic Refuge, Bishop Mark McDonald from Alaska, Other colleagues and supporters

WHEN: Tuesday, March 15, 2005 11:00 a.m. WHERE: Russell Senate Office Building Russell Caucus Room (Room 325)

The founders of feel that this is a critical fight that must not be overlooked. We urge our readers to participate in the various Actions Alerts here on our Blog and our Environment page.


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