WASHINGTON, DC - LCV President Gene Karpinski issued the following statement today in response to the Bush Administration's Fiscal Year 2008 Budget.
"President Bush's 2008 budget does little to match his new found awareness of global warming. In his State of the Union address, the President acknowledged that global warming is a "serious challenge" that we need to confront. However, his budget shortchanges investments that would help combat global warming. The President's budget demonstrates misplaced priorities by inadequately funding clean energy, including renewables and energy efficiency.
When it comes to funding for the Environmental Protection Agency, it's the same sad story yet again. As in previous years, the Bush Administration has failed to adequately fund important public health needs, including clean water programs across the country.
Our country needs to invest in real solutions to combating global warming and protecting public health. Unfortunately, this budget doesn't pass muster on either of these counts."
The nonprofit League of Conservation Voters (LCV) is the independent political voice for the environment.
To secure the environmental future of our planet, LCV's mission is to advocate for sound environmental policies
and to elect pro-environmental candidates who will adopt and implement such policies.
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