Washington, D.C. — In response to the passage of H.R. 1146, legislation restoring protections against drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, the League of Conservation Voters released the following statement from LCV Conservation Program Director Alex Taurel:
“The House’s passage of H.R. 1146 is a resounding victory for the Gwich’in people, their sacred traditions, and the invaluable wildlife of the majestic Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
We commend the lead sponsors of the bill — Reps. Jared Huffman and Brian Fitzpatrick — and every House member who voted to protect this pristine landscape and urge the Senate to take action. The majority of people in the U.S. oppose oil and gas drilling in the Arctic Refuge — we will continue to stand up against special interest big polluters as long as it takes.”
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