Washington, D.C. – League of Conservation Voters President Gene Karpinski released the following statement on the Senate Republican tax plan:
“The Senate Republican tax scam is nothing more than a massive giveaway to millionaires, billionaires, and corporate polluters at the expense of the rest of us. This plan would lead to trillions of dollars in cuts for vital government services, from healthcare to education to environmental protection, resulting in more dirty air and unsafe drinking water for folks all across the country. If this reckless scheme weren’t bad enough, Republican leaders are trying to sneak in a rider handing over the pristine Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to Big Oil to generate fantasy revenues to justify tax cuts for the wealthiest among us.
“Members of Congress who support this scam are turning their backs on hardworking families and robbing the next generation of their right to clean air, clean water and public lands.”