WVP statement on Senate’s courage on BLM rule sends a message to special interests

Chris Saeger, Executive Director of the Western Values Project, released the following statement in response to the Senate’s refusal to advance a plan to reject the Bureau of Land Management’s rule to combat wasted natural gas and tax dollars on public lands:

“Every Senator who voted against this plan deserves our thanks for standing up to the powerful special interests that threaten their political careers and our nation’s energy security.  It is refreshing that both parties can come together around fiscal responsibility during a time when politicians seem to agree on so little.”

“We are emboldened in our campaign to hold big energy companies accountable for wasting American energy and tax dollars. Any oil company lobbyist who is interested in getting a free ride off public lands should take note of the grassroots energy that led to this vote, because it will not be the last time they see it.”

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