Washington, D.C. – Today, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) announced the launch of new digital ads in Washington, DC calling for an end to the ConocoPhillips Willow Project in the Western Arctic with its massive oil profits and the massive amounts of climate pollution the project would emit. The Department of Interior is expected to decide the fate of the Willow Project in the coming months and LCV is pushing hard to hold ConocoPhillips accountable and put an end to this disastrous project.
“The Willow Project would lock us into decades more of dirty, dangerous, and costly fossil fuels at a time when the transition to clean energy could not be more important for our communities and our economy,” said LCV Conservation Program Director Alex Taurel. “This fragile area of Alaska is already warming three times faster than the rest of the world due to climate change – we cannot allow ConocoPhillips to destroy this pristine region and harm communities while they rake in massive profits at our expense. DOI must put an end to this harmful project and protect the Western Arctic and the path for the climate progress and public lands protections we desperately need.”
LCV and its members have sent in comments urging DOI not to approve this massive drilling project in the Western Arctic, which would emit the carbon equivalent of nearly one-third of America’s coal plants annually.