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LCV Statement on California Drought Language in the Water Resources Development Act

Dec 5, 2016

Contact: Hannah Blatt, (202) 454-4554 or

WASHINGTON D.C. – In response to reports that a poison pill rider on the California drought being added to the final Water Resources Development Act, the League of Conservation Voters’ (LCV) Legislative Representative Madeleine Foote issued the following statement:

“Once again Republican Congressional leadership is playing games with the health and safety of the people of Flint, Michigan. Adding a poison pill rider undermining the Endangered Species Act and threatening thousands of fishing jobs sets up a false choice between clean water in Flint and healthy waterways in California. This is unacceptable- it’s way past time for Congress to help Flint.”