Washington, D.C. – In response to House and Senate passage of the government funding bill Thursday, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) issued the following statement from Senior Director of Government Affairs Matthew Davis:
“This bill will begin to get the country back on track after more than four years of anti-environmental, bare bones funding levels set by the Trump administration and a decade of draconian spending caps. Passing the omnibus is certainly an improvement over a detrimental year-long continuing resolution. This increased funding is a good start and will help agencies better protect people and the planet – but it is critical for a future budget to adequately fund federal agencies to protect access to clean air, clean water, public lands, and implement President Biden’s all-of-government approach to combating the climate crisis and environmental injustice. In addition to providing adequate funding, the Fiscal Year 2023 budget must also finally remove harmful measures that impede agencies’ missions to protect public health and the environment, including bad provisions prohibiting the listing of the greater sage-grouse as an endangered species and forcing EPA to disregard science and treat biomass as a carbon-neutral fuel source.
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