Washington, D.C. – In response to the Senate vote on S.J. Res. 55, a joint resolution of disapproval of the Council on Environmental Quality’s “National Environmental Policy Act Implementing Regulations Revisions,” the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) issued the following statement from Deputy Legislative Director Madeleine Foote:
“This vote was nothing more than a Republican-led stunt to appease their fossil fuel industry allies. A stronger National Environmental Policy Act is key to ensuring people have a say in the projects built in their community. Thorough, community-based environmental reviews are critical to helping eliminate environmental racism and making sure low income communities and communities of color are protected from polluters who want to build dirty, toxic projects in their backyards. Instead of doing the bidding of big polluters, Congress should be focused on tackling the climate crisis and passing bills like the Environmental Justice for All Act that will ensure that every community has access to the clean air, clean water, and healthy environment they need to thrive.”
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LCV sent a letter to the full Senate on Monday urging all senators to vote NO on S.J. Res. 55, a joint resolution of disapproval under the Congressional Review Act (CRA).
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