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Congress Takes Big Step in the Right Direction

Contact: Joshua McNeil, (202) 785-8683 or April 3, 2009  

Responding to House and Senate passage of the federal budget, League of Conservation Voters President Gene Karpinski issued the following statement:

“The passage of this budget was a giant leap towards a cleaner, safer, more prosperous future for this country.  With investments that will help generate millions of jobs and protect our land, air, and water, this is one of the most environmentally responsible and economically stimulating budgets in American history.  It builds an irresistible momentum towards a new era of clean energy with more jobs, greater security, and a cleaner planet.

“We are grateful to the Congressional leaders who designed and passed a budget that reflects President Obama's priorities as well as to the members who supported it.   We look forward to working with Congress and the President to make even more progress toward a clean energy economy.”

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