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LCV Statement on House Budget Resolution

Jul 18, 2017

Ariana Valderrama,, 202-454-4554

WASHINGTON, DC-Today Alex Taurel, Deputy Legislative Director at the League of Conservation Voters released the following statement in response to the recently released U.S. House fiscal year 2018 budget resolution;

 “The House Republican leadership’s budget echoes Trump’s budget in attacking the most vulnerable in our society while rewarding Big Oil and other corporate special interests. Its cruel cuts to domestic programs would likely mean fewer cops on the beat to protect communities disproportionately impacted by pollution in our air and water, degraded national parks and other public lands that fuel our outdoor recreation economy, and a hit to the growing clean energy sector. And it contains a huge gift to Big Oil in a thinly veiled provision that aims to open up to drilling the pristine and sacred Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and possibly other public lands and waters.”