For Immediate Release
Senate Budget A Polluter Policy Wish List, Not Serious Attempt to Move America Forward
WASHINGTON - This week, the Senate debated and passed a Republican budget resolution that drew hundreds of amendments and prompted several votes attacking protections for our air, water, wildlife, and climate.
In response, John Coequyt, Director of the Sierra Club’s Climate Program, issued the following statement:
“What the Republican Senate passed was more of a love letter to industrial polluters than an actual budget. It’s jam packed with amendments to slash protections for our air and water, and wildlife, and gut the President’s Clean Climate Plan. Senate Republicans should stop playing games and start serving the American people by proposing real solutions to the climate crisis, creating clean energy jobs, and protecting clean air and water. Time is running out.”
The Sierra Club is the oldest and largest grassroots environmental organization in the United States. It was founded on May 28, 1892 in San Francisco, California by the well-known conservationist and preservationist John Muir, who became its first president. The Sierra Club has hundreds of thousands of members in chapters located throughout the US, and is affiliated with Sierra Club Canada.