News Release | Environment America

Anti-environmental spending bill passes House; Senate urged to reject it

Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the fiscal year 2019 Interior-Environment Appropriations bill, H.R. 6147, loaded with anti-environmental policy riders. Christy Leavitt, Environment America’s environmental defense campaign director, issued the following statement:

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Environment America statement on the resignation of EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt

President Donald Trump announced today via Twitter that he has accepted the resignation of embattled Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt. In response, Christy Leavitt, the senior director of Environment America’s Campaign to Defend Our Environment released this statement:

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Endangering human health and the planet: Environment America gives President Trump a citizen citation

Today, Americans are rallying at the White House to deliver a citizen citation to President Donald Trump for rolling back fuel economy standards that are working to protect human health and the environment. Despite the many dangers of rolling back these standards, from global warming to negative public health effects, the Trump administration is once again going the wrong way on clean cars.

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Scott Pruitt's EPA Fails to Protect Our Environment

Americans deserve clean water, clean air and an Environmental Protection Agency that cares about human health and the environment. That's why the EPA was created by a Republican administration that recognized that "conservation" is by its nature "conservative." The evidence is clear:  we do not have that awareness in an EPA run by Scott Pruitt.

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Trump Administration lays groundwork for Arctic Refuge drilling plan

The Trump administration has started the process to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas drilling. Tomorrow, the Department of Interior notice, detailing the Bureau of Land Management’s plan to implement an oil and gas leasing program, will be posted in the Federal Register, beginning a 60-day public comment period.

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Environment America Statement on the FY18 Omnibus

The House passed a comprehensive spending bill for the upcoming year that provides funding for many key programs in the public interest. Importantly, what’s not in the bill is just as important as what is in it. While it’s not a perfect bill, it’s significantly better than it could have been. The Senate should now approve it. Christy Leavitt, Environment America’s senior director for the campaign to defend our environment, responded with this statement:

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Environment America Statement on the FY18 Omnibus

The House passed a comprehensive spending bill for the upcoming year that provides funding for many key programs in the public interest. Importantly, what’s not in the bill is just as important as what is in it. While it’s not a perfect bill, it’s significantly better than it could have been. The Senate should now approve it. Christy Leavitt, Environment America’s senior director for the campaign to defend our environment, responded with this statement:

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Eastern Coastal Mayors and Elected Leaders Oppose Offshore Drilling, Urge Greater Protection of Our Oceans

Today, dozens of local elected leaders from up and down the East Coast sent the Trump administration and Congress a letter urging them to protect the Atlantic Ocean  and our coasts from threats including offshore drilling. The Trump Administration recently proposed both opening U.S. coastal waters to drilling and rolling back rules that prevent oil spills.

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President Trump’s budget: more pollution, fewer protections for Americans

President Trump’s proposed fiscal year 2019 budget dramatically cuts critical environmental and health programs. The proposed budget reduces the Environmental Protection Agency budget by 23 percent and the Department of Interior budget by 16 percent.

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Environment America statement on Kathleen Hartnett White no longer being considered to lead the Council of Environmental Quality by Christy Leavitt, Campaign to Defend Our Environment Director:

“We’re glad to see Kathleen Hartnett White’s nomination withdrawn. President Trump has appointed a lot of people with anti-environmental track records to lead environmental agencies, but White's history was one of the worst. Not only is the idea of a climate change denier running the Council on Environmental Quality beyond absurd, White’s record as an environmental regulator in Texas was dismal..."

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