Environment America praises U.S. Senate for passing clean environmental spending bill, encourages conference committee to keep out anti-environmental provisions
Today, the U.S. Senate passed the fiscal year 2019 Interior-Environment Appropriations bill, a spending bill that rejects anti-environmental policy provisions and cuts to environmental programs. Christy Leavitt, Environment America’s environmental defense campaign director, issued the following statement:
“We applaud Senators from both parties for working together to pass an Interior-Environment spending bill that funds critical environmental and public health programs and is free from policy provisions that would harm the environment.
“Americans want our families, water, lands and wildlife to be protected, both now and for future generations. The Senate’s action today moves us in the right direction.
“The Senate bill stands in sharp contrast to the House bill, which cuts funding for the Environmental Protection Agency, the Land and Water Conservation Fund and the Endangered Species Act, limits federal action on climate change, and repeals the Clean Water Rule.
“As the Senate and House negotiate to combine their vastly different versions of the bill, we call on them to pass a final bill that protects children’s health and our outdoors.”