LCV Statement on Expected House Passage of FY22 NDAA

Contact: Emily Samsel, esamsel@lcv.org, 828-713-9647

Washington, D.C. — In anticipation of the passage of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2022 through the House of Representatives, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) issued the following statement from Senior Government Affairs Advocate Ben Alexandro:

“We commend Chairman Smith and House leadership for ensuring that we are using every opportunity to tackle the climate crisis, such as this defense bill that includes protections for our public lands, safeguards for our clean air and water, and funding for important climate research and resiliency efforts. The significant funding for cleaning up dangerous PFAS chemicals, along with important reforms to limit air and water pollution, protect military members and their families, and hold polluters accountable, are important victories for the health and safety of all communities. And the inclusion of amendments to protect millions of acres of public lands — including sections of the Protecting America’s Wilderness and Public Lands Act, Grand Canyon Protection Act, and Colorado Outdoor Recreation and Economy Act — will help communities access parks and public lands, safeguard national treasures and nearby tribal communities from dangerous mining operations, and protect vital ecosystems and wildlife corridors.”

“As we look to a conference with the Senate, we urge negotiators to pass a final package that preserves these critical provisions that invest in healthy and safe communities, tackle climate change, and protect our public lands and waters from Big Polluters.”

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