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Dear President Obama,
America's portion of the Arctic on the North Slope of Alaska is under siege from local and global forces. Oil and gas drilling are combining with global warming to wreak havoc on this unique landscape.
As a first step towards ensuring the continued ecological integrity of this unique region, I encourage your administration to order the Council on Environmental Quality to begin the creation and implementation of a Comprehensive Conservation and Energy Plan for America's Arctic region.
Government and private industry must take a more holistic view of the Arctic ecosystem. This vision needs to be embodied in a formal plan for the area—one that recognizes the threats of continued global warming and takes serious measures to mitigate them.
While this plan is being developed there should be a "time out" on all additional development on federal lands and waters in the region. This will give agency personnel time to make informed, science based decisions about industrial activity in the region.