Earthjustice Statement On Government Funding Bill

Anti-environmental riders held at bay in government funding bill.


Rob Freidlander , Earthjustice, (603) 731-9602

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

“Earthjustice applauds Congressional Democratic leaders for taking a strong stand against the inclusion of poison-pill riders in the government spending package. While not perfect, this bill prevents a government shutdown, keeps the most egregious anti-environmental policy riders at bay, and successfully fought off draconian cuts to the EPA’s 2017 budget. We will continue to remain vigilant against efforts to undercut our bedrock environmental laws and critical public health and environmental protections.”

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