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LETTER: LCV and 41 Organizations Oppose H.R. 987

Feb 6, 2024

The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) and 41 other pro-environment organizations sent the below letter to the House in opposition to H. RES. 987.

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February 5, 2024

The Honorable Mike Johnson
Speaker
U.S. House of Representatives
Washington, DC 20515

The Honorable Hakeem Jeffries
Minority Leader
U.S. House of Representatives
Washington, DC 20515

Dear Members of Congress:

On behalf of our millions of members and supporters of our organizations, we write to express our strong opposition to H. Res. 987 and urge you to VOTE NO ON H. RES. 987

Instead of finding real solutions to real crises – such as providing aid to our allies abroad and providing long-term funding to yet again avert a government shutdown – House Republicans have instead chosen to once again waste precious floor time on political stunts on behalf of Big Polluters. This resolution puts polluters over people. In contrast, the Biden-Harris administration has taken bold, concrete, and popular action to reduce pollution, create good-paying clean energy jobs, address longstanding environmental injustices, and protect everyday Americans from paying the price for corporate greed. Thanks to this administration’s leadership, the United States has taken meaningful steps towards meeting our climate goals – goals we must meet in order to ensure a livable future for our children, grandchildren, and generations to come.

Time and again, House Republicans have proposed legislation to undo every effort by the Biden-Harris administration to address the climate crisis, prioritize the needs and voices of frontline communities, protect our cultural and natural resources, and build a more just clean energy future. And while it is no longer a surprise, we are deeply disappointed and alarmed that House Republicans are doubling down on their attempts to line the pockets of fossil fuel companies at the expense of American households, small businesses, and manufacturers.

Please protect communities, our natural resources, and our climate by voting no on H. Res. 987. 

Sincerely,

Accountable.US
Alaska Wilderness League
Archaeology Southwest
Better Brazoria: Clean Air & Water
Center for Biological Diversity
Center for Oil and Gas Organizing
Chesapeake Climate Action Network AF
Chispa Texas/LCV
Clean Water Action
Conservation Colorado
Conservation Lands Foundation
Earth Ethics, Inc.
EarthjusticeEarthworks
Endangered Species Coalition
Fishermen Involved in Sustaining our Heritage (FISH)
For a Better Bayou
Grand Canyon Trust
Habitat Recovery Project
League of Conservation Voters
NRDC Action Fund
Nevada Wildlife Federation
New Mexico Wild
Northeastern Minnesotans for Wilderness
Northern Plains Resource Council
NY-GEO
Ocean Conservation Research
Ocean Defense Initiative
Oceana
Oil Change International
Oregon Natural Desert Association
Property Rights and Pipeline Center
Public Citizen, Inc.
Rachel Carson Council
Sierra Club
Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance
Taproot Earth
The Wilderness Society
Turtle Island Restoration Network
Western Colorado Alliance
Western Organization of Resource Councils
Wilderness Workshop