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Washington, DC: In response to the introduction of the House Republicans’ Interior Appropriations bill, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV), released the following statement from Senior Government Affairs Advocate, David Shadburn:
“As extreme heat, wildfires, flooding and other effects of the climate crisis threaten people across the country and the world, MAGA Republicans in the House are responding by burning down the firehouse.
“There are too many terrible provisions to mention them all, but lowlights include: cutting EPA funding to the lowest levels in more than 30 years; explicitly cutting programs meant to address environmental racism; restricting agencies with MAGA racist and homophobic ideology; slashing clean air protections; mandating dirty energy lease sales; cutting clean water and environmental clean-up programs; and dooming critical species like the gray wolf and sage grouse to extinction. And just like everything else this narrow House majority has done, it once again targets popular elements of the administration’s affordable clean energy plan – this time with more than $9 billion in cuts, including to the critical Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund.
“Despite cuts in the deal on the debt limit earlier this year, extreme MAGA Republicans are showing they will never be satisfied. Congress should be treating Speaker McCarthy’s own spending deal as the floor instead of seeking even more harmful cuts that will have real world impacts. Immediately reneging on their own deal is a one-way ticket to a completely avoidable MAGA government shutdown.”