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Contact your representatives to tell them why you oppose the Ambler Road.

The process to review the proposed Ambler Road is long and includes many decision-makers. As of Winter 2023, the best decision-makers to contact are Representative Mary Peltola and Senator Lisa Murkowski. 

In Summer 2023, the Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) will be released by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and this page will be updated to include links to send comments to BLM. 

Need help with what to say in a letter? Keep scrolling! 
Federal Representatives to Contact

Email Representative Mary Peltola
Email Senator Lisa Murkowski
Email Senator Dan Sullivan
State Representatives to Contact

Email Senator Donny Olson
Senator.Donald.Olson@akleg.gov
Email Representative Josiah Patkotak
Representative.Josiah.Patkotak@akleg.gov
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You might be wondering, but what should I say in a letter?

Below is a sample letter that you are welcome to use as you contact your representatives and other decision-makers. Be sure to make the letter your own by adding your name and location. In the body of the letter, you can add details and more impacts you are concerned that the Ambler Road would bring.

Hello [Decision- Maker]

 

My name is  

I live in 

I am a tribal member of 

NOTE: FEEL FREE TO ADD MORE INFORMATION ABOUT YOURSELF AND YOUR CONNECTION TO THE LAND. 

I ask you to look at the social, cultural, and environmental impacts of the proposed Ambler Road during the current permit review process. I will personally be affected by this proposed project because:

 

  • Subsistence resources and practices will be impacted by the road and mines. Caribou, sheefish, migratory birds, salmon, and other food sources will be negatively affected. NOTE: PLEASE SAY MORE ABOUT YOUR OWN SUBSISTENCE PRACTICES AND HOW THEY MIGHT BE AFFECTED. 

  • Communities will experience social impacts. Man camps may result in increased violence, drugs and alcohol. And use of the road by people on snowmachines could mean more deaths in our communities. NOTE: PLEASE SAY MORE ABOUT HOW YOUR OWN COMMUNITY MIGHT BE AFFECTED. 

  • The economics don’t pencil out. When subsistence resources are lost the cost of imported food is astronomical. Money made at the mines or road won’t stay in the region. 

  • Pollution from the road and mines will impact water quality, our commercial salmon fishery and subsistence fish resources. NOTE: PLEASE SAY MORE ABOUT HOW YOUR OWN EXPERIENCE WITH FISHING AND CLEAN WATER. 

  • The areas the road will cross are important hunting grounds and hold Iñupiat and Athabascan historical and cultural sites. NOTE: PLEASE SAY MORE ABOUT HOW YOU HAVE EXPERIENCED OR USED THE LAND THAT THE AMBLER ROAD WILL CROSS. 

 

PLEASE ADD ANY MORE BULLET POINTS OF HOW YOU MIGHT BE AFFECTED. 

 

For these reasons, I am concerned about the proposed Ambler Road and request that these impacts be assessed before making a decision on the permits.

 

Thank you,

[Your Name]

[Your contact information]

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