Summary

1/3/2013--Introduced. Udall-Eisenhower Arctic Wilderness Act - Declares the policy of the United States concerning protection and preservation of the wilderness ecosystem of the Arctic coastal plain. Designates specified... Read More

Status

This bill was introduced on Jan 3, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but was not passed.

Date Introduced
Jan 3, 2013

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Bill Text

A BILL

To preserve the Arctic coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska, as wilderness in recognition of its extraordinary natural ecosystems and for the permanent good of present and future generations of Americans.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

This Act may be cited as the ``Udall-Eisenhower Arctic Wilderness Act''.

SEC. 2. FINDINGS AND STATEMENT OF POLICY.

(a) Findings.--The Congress finds the following: (1) Americans cherish the continued existence of expansive, unspoiled wilderness ecosystems and wildlife found on their public lands, and feel a strong moral responsibility to protect this wilderness heritage as an enduring resource to bequeath undisturbed to future generations of Americans. (2) It is widely believed by ecologists, wildlife scientists, public land specialists, and other experts that the wilderness ecosystem centered around and dependent upon the Arctic coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska, represents the very epitome of a primeval wilderness ecosystem and constitutes the greatest wilderness area and diversity of wildlife habitats of its kind in the United States. (3) President Dwight D. Eisenhower initiated protection of the wilderness values of the Arctic coastal plain in 1960 when he set aside 8,900,000 acres establishing the Arctic National Wildlife Range expressly ``for the purpose of preserving unique wildlife, wilderness and recreational values''. (4) In 1980, when the Congress acted to strengthen the protective management of the Eisenhower-designated area with the enactment of the Alaska National...

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State: CA

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I support The Udall-Eisenhower Arctic Wilderness Act because... As being a person of native American decent I know how important it is to keep some land free and undeveloped for future generations. and as Alaska being called the last frontier it should be our goal to insure that the call of the wild be able to speak to the new children of mother earth

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NY
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janaybaggett
NY-20
1 year ago

I support H.R. 139: Udall-Eisenhower Arctic Wilderness Act because...I support wilderness designation for the Arctic Coastal Plain. I support honoring the half-century of support for protection of this magnificent array of ecosystems as wilderness resource for future Americans.

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OH
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Citizenbain
OH-12
1 year ago

I support H.R. 139: Udall-Eisenhower Arctic Wilderness Act because...for permanent Wilderness protection of the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. This legislation would grant the Arctic coastal plain permanent Wilderness protection that would keep it off-limits to oil and gas drilling. The Arctic Refuge is home to 42 mammal species, including the Porcupine caribou herd; 36 species of fish; and over 160 species of birds. Many of these birds migrate to the coastal plain from all fifty states and six continents to feed and reproduce, taking advantage of the burst of biological growth during the long days of the Arctic summer. Oil and gas development in this unique and fragile habitat will irreparably harm its incomparable wildlife and wilderness values. In this time of looking towards a new energy future, we know there are better solutions to our energy demands that can both protect nature and help reduce our dependence on oil. I urge you to permanently protect the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge by supporting the Udall-Eisenhower Arctic Wilderness Act. Thank you for your attention to this critically important conservation issue.

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FL
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gregatourhouse
FL-17
1 year ago

I support H.R. 139: Udall-Eisenhower Arctic Wilderness Act because... it's time to reduce the amount of coal and oil we're using, this will restrit the drilling (& destruction) that can be done.

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CO
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spock5550
CO-1
2 years ago

America's natural beauty and abundent resources are a source of great economic strength. As such, I feel we must preserve our resources and engage in ways to find energy independance through renewable resources, fuel efficiency and tax incentives to businesses that pursue green endeavors. I am very much in favor of protecting the Artic and strongly oppose any efforts to expand either drilling or mining.

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NH
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scadeven
NH-1
2 years ago

Users Opposing

I oppose H.R. 139: Udall-Eisenhower Arctic Wilderness Act because... we can't afford any more wilderness areas and the consequences that result from excluding sound forest management on them as is expected to kill 90% of the Spruce Trees in Colorado not just on USFS lands but all of Coloradao

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CloudedVision
MS-1
1 year ago

I oppose H.R. 139: Udall-Eisenhower Arctic Wilderness Act because...this bill stinks of Agenda 21.

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NC
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LiveFreeNC
NC-2
2 years ago

Bill Summary


1/3/2013--Introduced.
Udall-Eisenhower Arctic Wilderness Act - Declares the policy of the United States concerning protection and preservation of the wilderness ecosystem of the Arctic coastal plain. Designates specified lands within Alaska in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) as wilderness and components of the National Wilderness Preservation System.

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