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LCV Statement on Passage of Continuing Resolution

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Kate Geller, (202) 785-8683 or kate_geller@lcv.org February 22, 2011  

WASHINGTON – League of Conservation Voters President Gene Karpinski issued the following statement in response to the passage of the Continuing Resolution in the House:

"The Continuing Resolution’s sweeping assaults on the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the wildlife and wild places Americans hold dear make it the most anti-environmental piece of legislation in recent memory.  As if the original bill weren’t harmful enough, the House approved several anti-environmental amendments that would wreak even greater havoc on the environment and public health and keep us dependent on the failed energy policies of the past.

President Obama has already made clear he would veto legislation that undermines critical priorities, which the House Continuing Resolution so clearly does.  We call on the Senate to reject this breathtaking assault on the environment and public health.”

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