LCV Statement on ‘America’s Transportation Infrastructure Act of 2019’

Emily Samsel, emily_samsel@lcv.org, 202-454-4573

Washington, D.C. — In response to the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works’ passage of  ‘America’s Transportation Infrastructure Act of 2019’ out of committee last week, the League of Conservation Voters issued the following statement from Legislative Director Matthew Davis:

“LCV applauds the efforts of Ranking Member Carper to tackle climate change in the surface transportation bill approved by the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works. Transportation is the number one source of climate change-inducing pollution and there is an urgent need for smart, clean investments in our transportation infrastructure.

“Unfortunately, while this is an important first step towards cleaner transportation options, the public input and environmental review rollbacks buried in the middle of the bill are concerning. We will continue to fight to remove these rollbacks of critical gas pipeline review processes that have nothing to do with surface transportation  as the bill moves forward.”

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