LCV Statement on Emergency Relief Package

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

Washington, D.C. — The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) issued the following statement on the almost $2 trillion emergency relief package in response to the coronavirus pandemic from Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Tiernan Sittenfeld:

“We appreciate Congressional Democrats’ hard work to put the health and well being of families first and keep massive corporate polluter handouts out of this aid package. 

“Moving forward, it’s vitally important that Congress prioritize the low income communities and communities of color hit hardest by the coronavirus pandemic and the ongoing climate and environmental injustice crises, provide additional funding for states to protect our elections, and invest in the struggling clean energy and outdoor recreation industries that will be essential for leading our country out of the downturn. We look forward to working with Congressional leaders to ensure these communities and workers in green industries don’t get left behind and that we can build a more resilient and just clean energy economy.”

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