CAC: House Interior-Environment Appropriations Bill Favors Big Polluters Over the American People

July 10th, 2024

Washington, DC Yesterday, the House Appropriations Committee advanced a dangerous fiscal year 2025 Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies funding bill that would undermine climate and clean energy investments and slash funding for critical agencies that protect our health and environment. In response, Margie Alt, Director of the Climate Action Campaign (CAC), issued the following statement:

“Yesterday, House Republicans on the Appropriations Committee made their priorities clear: they favor the interests of big polluters over protecting the American people from dangerous pollution. Their attempt to slash the EPA budget – intended to safeguard our health and environment, tackle the climate crisis, and expand clean energy – endangers the progress we’ve made creating good-paying jobs, preventing cases of asthma symptoms, protecting communities from extreme weather fueled by climate pollution, and saving lives.

“This bill is also loaded with harmful policies that would hamstring the EPA’s ability to set and implement public health and pollution standards and eliminate equity and justice programs. To add insult to injury, extremists in the House pushed these cuts even as we just saw the earliest category 5 hurricane on record and another record-setting heat wave. Now is not the time to cut climate. It is the time to invest in clean energy, protect our health, and advance environmental justice.”


About the Climate Action Campaign
Climate Action Campaign (CAC) is a vibrant coalition of advocacy organizations working together to drive ambitious, durable federal action to cut carbon pollution, address the climate crisis, advance environmental justice, and accelerate the transition to clean energy. Our goal is to reduce carbon pollution and accelerate the transition to clean energy through policies focused on climate, justice, and jobs and expanding opportunity for all.

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