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LCV Statement on House GOP Passage of Harmful SPR Act

Jan 27, 2023

Contact: Emily Samsel, esamsel@lcv.org, 828-713-9647

Washington, D.C. – In response to the Republican-led House’s passage of the Strategic Production Response Act, the League of Conservation Voters issued the following statement from Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Tiernan Sittenfeld:

“Shame on House Republicans for voting to put our treasured public lands at risk under the guise of ‘energy security.’ This bill is a clear gift to Republicans’ polluter allies – more drilling on public lands would perpetuate the climate crisis, put our health at risk, and do absolutely nothing to lower energy costs. In addition to the harm the SPR Act would cause if enacted, pro-fossil fuel policies are bad politics. The vast majority of voters want to see our country move to a clean energy future; Republicans vote against the environment at their own peril. We appreciate the Biden-Harris administration’s issuance of a Statement of Administration Policy in strong opposition to this bill.”

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