The League of Women Voters has been at the forefront of the environmental protection movement for decades, consistently supporting legislation to preserve our nation’s natural resources and protect our public health. We support legislation that seeks to protect our country from the physical, economic and public health effects of climate change while also providing pathways to economic prosperity.
Washington, DC – The League of Women Voters president, Chris Carson, issued the following statement after President Trump signed executive actions to advance the construction of the Keystone XL and Dakota Access oil pipelines.
WASHINGTON (November 18, 2016) – The Obama Administration took bold action today, announcing it will exclude the Arctic Ocean from its oil and gas leasing program for the next five years. This decision builds on its earlier move to exclude the Atlantic coast from leasing.