Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers belongs to the mining industry. She co-sponsored the Southeast Arizona Land Exchange and Conservation Act (HR 1904) and is a major booster for the National Strategic and Critical Minerals Production Act (HR 1937). HR 1904 resulted in the transfer of sacred Apache lands to a foreign mining company, while HR 1937 subverts communities by severely undermining the public input process in mining permit decisions.
“Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers' nomination to lead the Department of Interior will usher in an era where she will divide up the people's lands and valuable minerals among the highest bidders,” said Lauren Pagel, Earthworks Policy Director. She continued, “Turning over our clean water, clean air, and sacred sites to foreign interests falls woefully short of making America great again.”