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Earthjustice Statement on House Appropriations Package

Measure riddled with unacceptable policy riders and funding cuts to key environmental priorities
The U.S. Capitol building.

The U.S. Capitol building.

Photo by Architect of the Capitol
September 14, 2017
Washington, D.C. —

Today, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to approve an appropriations package that includes unacceptable policy riders and funding cuts to key environmental priorities. 

The following statement is from Martin Hayden, Earthjustice Vice President of Policy and Legislation:

“It’s déjà vu all over again: the House has passed yet another ideological spending package that makes deep cuts to key environmental priorities and targets crucial public protections. This bill includes a slew of toxic policy riders that would exploit resources on our public lands, attack vital clean water and clean air safeguards, target endangered species, and undermine citizens’ ability to hold our government and wealthy polluters accountable when they break environmental protection laws. As Congress shifts its focus toward passing a short-term spending bill, we urge members to advance a bill that is free of poisonous riders and adequately funds priorities to keep our communities healthy and safe.”  


Rob Friedlander, National Press Secretary, 202-797-5249