For Immediate Release
NRDC: Budget Cuts Must Not Put Our Health at Risk
WASHINGTON - House Republicans are expected today to unveil their continuing resolution, a seven-month spending bill that will include about $1.6 billion in cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency.
The following is a statement by Wesley Warren, director of programs at the Natural Resources Defense Council:
”Cutting the federal budget shouldn’t put our health at risk. The House Republican proposal is a political attack supported by Big Polluters who will continue feeding from the public trough while everybody else is being asked to sacrifice. A responsible budget would embrace a clean energy future that spurs the economy, creates jobs and continues to improve our environment.”’
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The Natural Resources Defense Council is a national, nonprofit organization of scientists, lawyers and environmental specialists dedicated to protecting public health and the environment. Founded in 1970, NRDC has 1.2 million members and online activists, served from offices in New York, Washington, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Beijing.