Washington, D.C. — In response to the release of President Biden’s FY23 spending plan today, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) issued the following statement from Senior Director of Government Affairs Matthew Davis:
“We are grateful that President Biden’s budget proposal ensures that agencies have the funding they need to protect our health, climate, air, water, lands, and wildlife. Among other highlights, this budget includes large increases in funding for environmental justice programs, job creation, advancement of economic opportunity and equity in transitioning energy communities and clean energy manufacturing, and our international contribution to fighting the climate crisis. The President’s budget also helps ensure corporations and the wealthiest pay their fair share to fund critical federal government services.
“These are especially essential investments at a time when oil and gas companies are profiteering off of the crisis in Ukraine by gouging American consumers at the pump and calling for new leases to drill on public lands while disregarding the leases they already own. It is imperative that government spending fights climate change and centers justice for communities who have been subjected to environmental racism for decades. We thank the Biden-Harris administration for this forward-looking budget and urge Congress to work quickly to pass it.”