Sierra Club Statement on Budget Bill

Washington, D.C. –(ENEWSPF)—December 10, 2014. This week, Congress will consider a budget bill to keep the federal government funded through the end of the fiscal year. 

In response, Michael Brune, Sierra Club Executive Director, released the following statement:

“House Republicans are at it again. In their last act of the 113th Congress, polluter cronies are holding key, must-pass funding bills hostage in the hopes of extracting various and sundry poison pills to appease their fossil fuel and Big Ag patrons.

“These attacks range from attempts to gut protections that safeguard clean water, public land, and wildlife to opening up the floodgates for more dirty money in politics to petty jabs like removing funding for the salary of a single life-long civil servant.

“The American people didn’t vote for dirty water or dirty politics, but House Republicans are giving us yet another preview of the havoc they’ll try to wreak in the months to come. That’s why the Sierra Club urges Congress to stand strong and insist on a clean budget that protects the priorities of the public, without attacks on the health of our communities and our families.” 

About the Sierra Club

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