Press Releases

Updated LCV Statement on President Trump’s Detailed Budget

May 23, 2017

Ariana Valderrama,, 202-454-4554

Washington DC-Today Gene Karpinski, president of the League of Conservation Voters, released the following statement on the release of President Trump’s FY18 budget proposal:

 “President Donald J. Trump should keep his hands off the clean air and water, majestic public lands, and thriving wildlife that communities across the country expect our government to safeguard.  His proposal to drill in the pristine Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is emblematic of this budget’s prioritization of Big Polluters no matter the damage.  Unconscionable cuts like the ones contained in Trump’s budget would risk public health and the clean energy and outdoor recreation economies, and they were roundly rejected in the recent 2017 spending bill.  We urge Congress to again rebuff Trump’s dangerous proposal and pass a clean budget for 2018 free of anti-environmental or other harmful policy riders and with robust investments to safeguard our climate, air, water, lands, and wildlife.”