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Expert contact: Lukas Ross, (202) 222-0724, lross@foe.org
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Progressive Caucus Releases Budget for Sustainable Future

WASHINGTON - The Congressional Progressive Caucus has released its alternative budget for FY2017. Entitled Prosperity Not Austerity: Invest in America, the proposal would price carbon, end Big Oil subsidies, and increase overall social and environmental spending.

Friends of the Earth Climate and Energy Campaigner Lukas Ross issued the following statement in support:

This is the only budget in Washington that truly accepts the urgency of the climate crisis. From reigning in Big Oil to investing in clean renewable energy, this is the policy vision we need to ensure a just and speedy end to the era of fossil fuels.

In the face of record inequality and looming climate disruption, debating between different shades of austerity is simply unacceptable. Budgets are about priorities, and the budget of the Congressional Progressive Caucus prioritizes the well-being of people and the planet.

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