Target: Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives John Boehner
Goal: Save Glacier National Park and the surrounding area from oil and gas drilling
The area around Glacier National Park is being targeted for oil drilling. The landscape is home to many amazing creatures and plants, and serves as a popular tourist spot for those who love the natural wonders of the United States. Oil companies must not be allowed to drill in pristine and fragile places such as this. Urge Congress to place a permanent ban on gas and oil drilling in and near Glacier National Park.
Glacier National Park is home to mountain goats, elk, northern bog lemming and countless other fascinating species. It also provides habitat for one of the largest remaining populations of grizzly bears and several packs of wolves. If drilling is allowed here it will disrupt wildlife, contaminate the Flathead River, and taint the experience of tourists.
Glacier National Park has been under the watchful eye of Big Oil for awhile. Montana inhabitants have urged Congress to ban drilling in all areas in and around the park, and have been partially successful thus far. More than eighty percent of drilling leases have been forfeited, though the area is not protected forever. New leases and attempts can be made, and the remaining twenty or so percent of oil drillers that currently hold a lease must be convinced to drop them.
Alert the Speaker of the House that you want to see Glacier National Park protected: urge a permanent ban on drilling in and around the area.
Dear Mr. Boehner,
Glacier National Park in Montana is home to many incredible species of flora and fauna. Numerous packs of wolves, herds of mountain goats, and one of the largest remaining populations of grizzly bears call the park home. Montana natives have urged Congress to keep the fragile ecosystem of the park in mind when considering land bans on oil drilling.
Many oil companies have decided not to drill in the area, but not all. Countless species rely on the park being protected and kept pristine. Drilling will jeopardize animals, tourism and natural water sources such as the Flathead River.
I urge you, as Speaker of the House, to take action to protect Glacier National Park and the surrounding area from oil and gas drilling forever.
[Your Name Here]
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