U.S. House Subcommittee Passes Dirty Air & Dirty Water Bill that Threatens Americans’ Health and Environment

For Immediate Release

Washington, DC — Today the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies passed in a 7 to 4 vote a bill that attacks protections and funding for clean air, water and public lands, and puts Americans’ health at risk. 

Shelley Vinyard, Toxics Advocate for Environment America, issued the following response:

“This bill is a direct assault on the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the places we love. Not only does it block the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency from setting critical clean air, clean water, and public health safeguards, but it also puts some of America’s most treasured places like the Grand Canyon at risk of destruction.”

“We are extremely disappointed in the seven Representatives who voted to side with polluters rather than stand up for their constituents’ health and environment, and we applaud Representatives Moran (D-VA), McCollum (D-MN), Hinchey (D-NY), and Serrano (D-NY) for their votes against this dangerous bill. As the bill moves to the full House Appropriations Committee, we call on all members of the committee to oppose this bill and vote with their constituents—not with polluters.”