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LCV Statement on FY2024 Energy and Water Development Appropriations Bill

Oct 26, 2023

Washington D.C. — In response to today’s House floor vote on the 2024 Energy and Water Development Appropriations bill, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) issued the following statement from Vice President of Government Affairs Sara Chieffo:

“New Speaker MAGA Mike Johnson didn’t waste any time before working to do Big Oil’s bidding. Within hours of having a new leader in place, extremist House Republicans turned to drastic cuts to critical protections for clean air and water, gave even bigger handouts to their Big Polluter allies, and included racist and homophobic riders targeting communities already facing the greatest impacts from pollution and the climate crisis. The harmful amendments House Republicans passed will continue to raise energy prices and put even more burdens on historically excluded communities. Congress must instead fully fund programs to protect our communities and put us back on track towards fighting the climate crisis and environmental injustice.”