LCV Statement on Senate Introduction of Protections for Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Contact: Emily Samsel, emily_samsel@lcv.org, 202-454-4573

Washington, D.C. — In response to the introduction of legislation in the Senate to protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, the League of Conservation Voters released the following statement from LCV Conservation Program Director Alex Taurel:

“We applaud Senators Markey, Schumer, Udall, Bennet, Cantwell, and Carper for introducing legislation to protect the majestic Arctic Refuge, home to magnificent wildlife and a place the Gwich’in people call sacred. The Arctic is ground zero for climate change. Selling out some of our most pristine and vulnerable lands in the region to the oil and gas industry is unconscionable. The people of this country strongly oppose the Trump administration’s rush to drill in this precious landscape. It is vital that Congress restore protections for the Arctic Refuge as soon as possible.”

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