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LCV Statement on the House Appropriations Committee Markup of the FY25 Interior-Environment, Energy and Water, and Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations Bills

Jul 10, 2024

Washington, D.C.– In response to the House Appropriations Committee markup of the Fiscal Year 2025 Interior-Environment, Energy and Water and Commerce, Justice, Science bills yesterday, the League of Conservation Voters released the following statement from Senior Government Affairs Advocate, David Shadburn

“The anti-environmental spending bills advanced out of committee yesterday by extreme MAGA Republicans are a polluter’s dream come true. These bills dramatically cut funding for environmental protection at crucial agencies, slash funding for national parks and public lands, and defund environmental justice initiatives. These harmful spending cuts put people’s lives at risk and do not meet the needs of our environment or our communities. The Biden-Harris administration has made historic progress in building a clean energy future, protecting public lands, and supporting environmental justice initiatives that put our planet, communities and families first. These poison pill policy riders, such as those that mandate fossil fuel leasing, accelerate the expansion of liquefied methane gas and imperil endangered species are an attempt to roll back that progress, have no place in spending bills and must be rejected.”