Washington, D.C. – In response to House Republicans’ release of their expensive, dirty energy package, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) issued the following statement from Vice President of Government Affairs Sara Chieffo:
“House Republicans are lying to their constituents to pad the pockets of their polluter friends at a time when Big Oil raked in more than $400 billion in profits last year. This destructive energy bill does not offer real solutions to high energy costs and would lock us into decades of dirty, volatile fossil fuels, perpetuate the climate crisis, and cut out communities from the process. With the Inflation Reduction Act on the books, our communities already have affordable, clean energy headed their way – this fossil fuel handout is the last thing our children and families need.
“It is especially atrocious for Republicans to reward this package with its most coveted slot of ‘H.R. 1.’ Democrats have historically reserved the priority bill number for just, equitable legislation to improve peoples’ lives like the historic pro-democracy ‘For The People Act.’ The contrast between Democrats’ policies for the people and House Republicans’ policies for polluters could not be more stark.”
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