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LCV Statement on Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers Nomination for Secretary of the Interior

Dec 9, 2016

Contact: Seth Stein, (202) 454-4573 or

Washington, D.C. – In response to news reports that Trump is expected to announce that he will nominate Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers for Secretary of the Interior, League of Conservation Voters President Gene Karpinski issued the following statement:

“Donald Trump just posted a massive “for sale” sign on our public lands by nominating Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers for Secretary of the Interior. In Congress, Rep. McMorris Rodgers has consistently voted to prioritize drilling on our public lands and waters, including in sensitive areas like the Arctic, and even to open up our public lands for sale to the highest bidder. Not only that, she refuses to accept settled climate science, which is disturbing but hardly surprising given that Big Polluters have spent over $350,000 to keep her in office. McMorris Rodgers has been part of the Republican leadership of the most anti-environmental House of Representatives in history, and she has an abysmal 4% lifetime score on LCV’s National Environmental Scorecard. She simply should not be put in charge of stewarding America’s wildlife, national parks and other majestic landscapes.”