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LCV: Tax Scam, Arctic Refuge Drilling Showers Gifts on Polluters & Leaves Coal for Everyone Else

Dec 20, 2017

Alyssa Roberts, 202-454-4573,

Washington, D.C. – As Congress approves the final GOP tax bill, which includes a rider to nullify decades of protection and drill in the pristine Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, the League of Conservation Voters released the following statement from President Gene Karpinski:

“This bill is a disgrace. We’ve protected the iconic Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for decades, but today House and Senate Republicans voted for a disastrous and deeply unpopular tax bill that would turn one of our last remaining wild places into an industrial oilfield.

“This tax scam showers gifts on wealthy corporate special interests like Big Oil, leaving lumps of coal for everyone else. We will make sure people across the country know which members of Congress stood with them and who supported this shameful polluter giveaway.”