Cantwell Statement On The Half-Hearted Republican Opposition To Drilling In The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

December 14, 2017

Washington, D.C. – Today, Ranking Member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) made the following statement regarding the provision in the tax bill to allow drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge:

"It is now clear that the letter from twelve House Republicans opposing drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge was pure posturing. If these Republicans want to stop their party from turning the refuge into an oilfield, they should vote no. Lip service won't protect the Arctic."