The oil industry’s drive for bigger profits is increasingly threatening our coasts. Industry efforts to drill the Outer Continental Shelf threatens beaches and coastal economies from Virginia to Florida. As we’ve seen most recently with the BP disaster, drilling equals spilling. The Our Wild America campaign works to prevent the expansion of dangerous oil drilling, both onshore and off, especially in places like America’s Arctic.

America’s Arctic is one of the last great wild places on the planet -- a place many consider the final frontier in American conservation. Located north of the Arctic Circle and the Brooks Range -- the northernmost mountain range on earth -- the region is home to some of the finest wildlife habitat and most pristine wilderness in the United States. But America’s Arctic is under increasing threat from oil drilling and the effects of climate disruption.

The coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in the northeast corner of Alaska is home to a stunning array of wildlife, including caribou, polar bears, musk oxen, and nearly 200 species of birds, millions of which migrate from every continent to breed on the plain’s coastal wetlands.
The land in Alaska’s National Petroleum Reserve is the nation’s largest wild landscape -- larger even than the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Spanning 23.5 million acres across the western North Slope of Alaska, the Reserve is the largest single unit of public lands in the nation. The Alaska Native communities that live along the Reserve has maintained a subsistence lifestyle for thousands of years based on the Reserve’s living resources.