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LCV Statement in Response to Bureau of Land Management Priorities to Advance Border Wall, Oil and Gas Drilling

Apr 11, 2017

Betsy Lopez-Wagner, 202-454-4570,

Washington, DC – In response to the Bureau of Land Management’s newly developed draft priority list to advance the construction of a border wall and drilling on public lands, League of Conservation Voters Deputy Legislative Director Alex Taurel issued the following statement:

“The Trump administration is prioritizing drilling, mining and the construction of an immoral and environmentally-destructive border wall over protecting America’s public lands and people’s health. Our country’s public lands should be preserved for all people to enjoy and should not be handed over to corporate polluters. Building a border wall is an affront to our values, our nation’s people, and to our cultural and ecological heritage.”