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Congress Can Still Take Action on Clean Energy and Toxic PFAS Chemicals this Year

Dec 16, 2019

Contact: Emily Samsel,, 202-454-4573

Washington, D.C. — In Congress’ final work week of 2019, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) issued the following statement from Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Tiernan Sittenfeld:

“As the clock runs out on the first session of the 116th Congress, it’s clear that Trump and Congressional Republicans continue to do the work of polluters instead of protecting the people. But there is still a significant opportunity to make critical progress this year — Congress can and must take action TODAY to pass clean energy and electric vehicle tax incentives and take meaningful steps to protect children and families from toxic PFAS chemicals.

“If they fail to do so, Congress will be dangerously out of step with the public who want to see immediate action on climate and overwhelmingly support clean energy tax credits. In the wake of failed global negotiations at COP25, it is more important than ever to make domestic progress on climate before the end of 2019. We can’t afford inaction on end-of-year environmental priorities from this Congress.”