LCV Statement on Lead Pipe and Paint Action Plan

Courtnee Connon, 727-744-4163, courtnee_connon@lcv.org

Washington, D.C. – In response to the Biden-Harris administration’s announcement of the Lead Pipe and Paint Action Plan, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) released the following statement from Deputy Legislative Director Madeleine Foote:

“We applaud the Biden-Harris administration on the launch of their Lead Pipe and Paint Action Plan and commitment to reducing lead exposure within a decade. Too many families across the country have to worry if the water from their tap or the paint on their walls is poisoning their children. This whole-of-government approach, and especially the centering of low-wealth communities and communities of color who have been disproportionately burdened by lead pollution, is a huge step forward in protecting our health and reducing environmental injustice while creating good union jobs. With this new plan, the investments in lead pipe replacement from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, and the additional funding Congress will soon pass in the Build Back Better Act, we will make historic progress in removing toxic lead from our lives once and for all.”

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