Chair Grijalva on Sage Grouse Policy Revisions: “This is a Smash-and-Grab Job, and Acting Secretary Bernhardt’s Clients Will Benefit Most”

Washington, D.C. March 15, 2019 – Chair Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) today released the following statement on the Trump administration’s newly announced revision to sage grouse habitat policy.

“As part of its ongoing campaign to hand over public lands to fossil fuel companies, this administration is rolling back sage grouse protections that many stakeholders created together through a long and deliberative process. It seems clear that Acting Secretary David Bernhardt’s clients stand to gain more than anyone else from this revision. This is a smash-and-grab job on our environment, and it’s going to continue as long as Republicans give cover to such cynical abuses of public power.”

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