Ask Senator Manchin to Stand Up For Public Lands and Vote NO on David Bernhardt
New River Gorge by Melvin Hartley.
Next Thursday, March 28, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, of which Senator Manchin is the highest-ranking Democrat, will consider the nomination of David Bernhardt as the next Secretary of the Interior. Bernhardt is currently serving as the department’s Acting Secretary and, if confirmed, would oversee our public lands. David Bernhardt is bad for West Virginia’s public lands. Ask Senator Manchin to oppose his nomination.
Acting Secretary Bernhardt has already shown his intention to gut the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) – an important program for public lands and outdoor recreation. Senator Manchin strongly supports LWCF and was instrumental to the passage of a historic public lands package which included permanent reauthorization of LWCF. If Bernhardt is confirmed, there is a very real danger that we will lose LWCF funding. Learn more here.
We need to let Senator Manchin know that a vote for David Bernhardt would be a vote against West Virginia’s public lands.
Act Now: Call his office at 202-224-3954 and click here to send a letter urging Senator Manchin to oppose David Bernhardt’s nomination as Secretary of the Interior.