THIS WEEK: Republicans Want to Build an Environmentally Damaging Road through a Wildlife Refuge in Alaska

The controversial King Cove Road Land Exchange Act (H.R. 218), a bill that would greenlight an environmentally damaging road through a wildlife refuge in Alaska, is being brought to the House Floor for a vote on Thursday. Ranking Member Grijalva urges all Members of Congress to vote no on the Republican-backed bill for the following reasons:

  • It revives an ill-advised project that has been rejected by numerous federal agencies on numerous occasions over the past 30 years.
  • Building a road through the middle of congressionally designated wilderness is without precedent and unwarranted. 
  • The Alaska delegation insists on dismantling the Izembek National Wildlife Refuge and Izembek Wilderness, despite the well-documented case against building a road through world-class wetlands that support numerous populations of migratory birds and other wildlife. 

For more information on why Ranking Member Grijalva opposes this bill, click here.


Tuesday, July 18

Wednesday, July 19

  • Press Conference: Ranking Member Grijalva and conservationist Jeff Corwin, host of ABC’s Ocean Treks with Jeff Corwin, are holding a press conference on Thursday at 9:30 a.m. at the U.S. Capitol House Triangle to speak out against Republican efforts to dismantle one of our most important conservation laws.
  • Full Committee: Hearing on five Republican bills that would undermine aspects of the Endangered Species Act at 10 a.m. in Longworth 1324 
  • Water, Power and Oceans Subcommittee: Oversight hearing titled, "Exploring the Successes and Challenges of the Magnuson-Stevens Act" at 2 p.m. in Longworth 1324 

Thursday, July 20