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LCV to Biden-Harris Admin: ‘Reverse Course and Reject Willow Project’

Feb 1, 2023

Contact: Emily Samsel, esamsel@lcv.org, 828-713-9647

Washington, D.C. – In response to release of the Biden-Harris administration’s final supplemental environmental impact statement that would allow ConocoPhillips’ Willow Project to move forward, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) issued the following statement from Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Tiernan Sittenfeld:

“We urge the Biden-Harris administration to reverse course and reject ConocoPhillips’ Willow Project as soon as possible. Alaska is already warming three times faster than the rest of the world due to climate change and allowing this project to proceed would do irreversible damage to the pristine Western Arctic, bring serious public health risks to Indigenous peoples living nearby, and lock us into more fossil fuels for decades when we should be investing in a clean energy future. In the wake of a year when Big Oil raked in record shattering profits at the expense of the rest of us, the last thing ConocoPhillips needs is another carbon bomb project to further pad C-suite executives’ salaries and wealthy stockholder buybacks. It’s not too late for the Biden-Harris administration to reject the dirty and dangerous Willow Project, and that’s exactly what they should do.”

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