LCV Statement on Trump Pipeline Executive Orders

Contact: Holly Burke, 202-454-4554, Holly_Burke@lcv.org

Washington, D.C.– In response to President Trump’s new Executive Orders designed to speed-up development of dirty fossil fuels, including taking away states’ ability to mitigate risks that oil and gas pipelines pose to clean water, League of Conservation Voters issues the following statement from Legislative Representative Madeleine Foote:

“Trump’s Executive Orders again confirm his reckless commitment to putting the profits of polluters over our environment, the safety of our communities, and the health of our families. The oil and gas industry has tried for years to undermine the safeguards established in the Clean Water Act, and they have found shameless cronies in this administration and their allies in Congress to do their bidding.  From the Dirty Water Rule to rolling back protections against toxic pollutants from power plants, this is now the next step in the Trump administration’s all-out assault on our clean water. The public is demanding we do more, not less, to protect clean water for all communities, and we will work with stakeholders across the country, including many Governors, to stop these disastrous proposals.”

 

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