Washington, D.C. — The League of Conservation Voters released the following statement on the Senate Democrats’ infrastructure proposal from Vice President for Government Affairs Sara Chieffo:
“With this proposal, Senate Democrats are demonstrating what real leadership on infrastructure looks like: a tangible federal investment that drives us towards a clean energy future, plans for a changing climate, protects our natural resources and makes smart transportation choices. We know that we don’t need to sacrifice our environmental safeguards in order to boost our nation’s infrastructure. This plan understands we need to invest in strong infrastructure that will adapt to a changing climate, but we shouldn’t hurt communities that need the most help by compromising our clean water and public lands to do so.
“Unlike President Trump’s unfunded infrastructure scam, this plan sets aside $1 trillion by reversing giveaways to millionaires and billionaires. In contrast to Trump’s damaging infrastructure proposal that prioritizes polluters while jeopardizing the safety of our communities and sacrificing our clean air, clean water, and public lands, this alternative shows that we can strengthen our infrastructure without undercutting crucial environmental safeguards.”