Rep. Susan Davis Moves to Protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-San Diego) cosponsored bipartisan legislation in the House to protect one of the remaining pristine locations in America. The Udall-Eisenhower Arctic Wilderness Act (H.R. 239) would set aside over 1 million acres in the Coastal Plain of the Artic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska.
“We have a responsibility to take care of our planet and preserve its beautiful wilderness areas for future generations to enjoy and be inspired by,” said Davis. “Loss of wilderness space contributes to damage to the climate. While we fight to address climate change, preservation of open spaces must be a component of that.”
In Congress, Davis has long fought to protect ANWR, opposing proposals to open it up for oil drilling, as well as also protecting federal lands and parks. Environmental groups have recognized Davis for her efforts.