House’s adoption of Senate budget sells environment short; opens Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to drilling

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Lindsey Mendelson

Environment America

Today, the House voted to adopt the Senate’s 2018 budget. In response, Jennie Olson at Environment America issued the following statement:

“House members today approved a budget that puts our air, our water and the health of our families in danger. It also sets instructions to open the pristine Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling and exploration.”

“A budget’s role is to define priorities. The priorities of this Congress mean our air and water will be dirtier, our families will be sicker, and at least one of our last wild landscapes will be ruined. This is the opposite of the priorities and values of most Americans.”