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LCV Statement on Continuing Resolution Proposed by GOP Leadership

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Kate Geller, (202) 785-8683 or kate_geller@lcv.org February 14, 2011  

WASHINGTON – League of Conservation Voters President Gene Karpinski issued the following statement in response to the attempted thirty percent cut in funding for the Environmental Protection Agency in the House Republican Leadership’s proposed Continuing Resolution:

"With Newt Gingrich calling to abolish the Environmental Protection Agency, the House Republican Leadership has taken a big step toward making this a reality by slashing funding for environmental and public health safeguards in their proposed Continuing Resolution. Their call for a thirty percent cut to the Environmental Protection Agency budget -- the biggest percent cut in thirty years -- would jeopardize the water we drink and air we breathe, endangering the health and well-being of all Americans. We call on Congress to reject this dangerous Continuing Resolution that would benefit corporate polluters at the expense of the environment and public health.”

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