Hip Hop Caucus Statement on The Willow Project

Today, Hip Hop Caucus President and CEO Rev. Lennox Yearwood Jr. issued the following statement in response to The Willow Project:

“Advancing the proposed Willow Project, a new 30-year oil drilling venture on Alaska’s North Slope, would be a climate and environmental disaster. The Willow Project, backed by the corporate interests of ConocoPhillips, would produce devastating amounts of carbon pollution that exacerbate our climate crisis and endanger local and global communities. Among the many ironies of this project, which is being pushed despite devastation to local wildlife and indigenous communities, is that it literally depends on the sustainability of the very permafrost that it’s existence threatens. It’s not enough to concede elements of this oil drilling project or change its scope – the project must be stopped. Protecting the Artic, which is warming four times faster than the rest of the world, is key to protecting all life.

Hip Hop Caucus calls on the Biden Administration to #StopWillow , deliver on its climate justice promises, and move us forward, not backwards.”

About Hip Hop Caucus 

Formed in 2004, the Hip Hop Caucus (HHC) is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that leverages Hip Hop culture to encourage young people to participate in the democratic process. Through a collaborative leadership network, HHC addresses core issues affecting underserved communities. HHC programs and campaigns support solution-driven community organizing led by today’s young leaders.