LCV Statement on Trump Plans to Bail Out Big Oil

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

Washington, D.C. — In response to President Trump’s tweet today that he “will never let the great U.S. Oil & Gas Industry down” the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) issued the following statement from Senior Vice President of Government Affairs  Tiernan Sittenfeld:

“Suggesting a bail out for Big Oil on the heels of the 10 year commemoration of the catastrophic BP oil is yet another poignant example of this president’s backwards priorities. Prioritizing corporate special interests in the midst of an unprecedented public health and economic crisis is the Trump administration at its worst.

“Now is the time to support communities, especially the low income communities and communities of color suffering the most from the coronavirus pandemic, the climate crisis, and toxic pollution — not bail out corporate polluting industries and put our health at further risk.”

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