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LCV Statement on Signing of the Public Lands Package

Mar 12, 2019

Contact: Holly Burke, 202-454-4554,

Washington, D.C. – Following the signing of the public lands package, The League of Conservation Voters issued the following statement from President Gene Karpinski:


“The enactment of the public lands package is a win for everyone who values the outdoors and is a big step forward for the Land and Water Conservation Fund. We are thrilled that the bill passed both chambers overwhelmingly and left President Trump with little choice but to sign it. From their radical reductions in national monuments to their proposals to zero out funding for LWCF—including in the budget released just yesterday—President Trump and Acting Interior Secretary Bernhardt’s policies have been antithetical to the conservation gains in this legislation. They should receive no credit for this bill. Instead, they should acknowledge the popular, bipartisan support for conservation and stop selling out our public lands and waters to the fossil fuel industry and other polluters.”