Press Releases

LCV Statement on National Monument Recommendations

Sep 18, 2017

Alyssa Roberts, 202-454-4573,

Washington, D.C. – In response to the Trump administration’s reported recommendations to sell out our public lands and waters, League of Conservation Voters President Gene Karpinski released the following statement:

“Secretary Zinke’s recommendations represent the largest attack on protected public lands in our nation’s history. Closing down parts of America’s parks and monuments would open up huge swaths of protected lands to drilling and mining speculators and other special interests. President Trump should throw these recommendations in the trash and end his administration’s unprecedented assault on lands and waters that drive our outdoor recreation economy, preserve our cultural heritage, and conserve critical wildlife habitat.”