Washington, D.C. – In response to President Donald Trump’s executive order eliminating the National Ocean Policy, the League of Conservation Voters released the following statement from Legislative Associate Arian Rubio:
“In another attempt to reverse progress made under President Obama, the Trump administration is recklessly tossing aside science-based ocean management and stewardship — once again ignoring the biggest threats to our oceans and the Great Lakes, including climate change and rising sea levels. Alongside his deeply unpopular offshore drilling expansion, Trump’s disregard for environmental protections continues to put our coastal communities at risk.
LCV will continue to advocate for healthy and sustainable oceans. With Trump dropping the ball, it’s more important than ever that governors and state legislatures step in with solutions that protect our coasts and confront climate change’s damaging impacts.”