Senate’s Energy Bill Would Weaken Environmental Protections, Expand Dirty Energy

WASHINGTON—Marc Boom, associate director of Government Affairs at the Natural Resources Defense Council, today made the following statement upon the U.S. Senate’s passing of the energy bill:

“The Senate has missed a chance to make progress on energy policy, passing a bill that has gotten worse over time. The positive steps the bill would encourage are far outweighed by provisions that would delay movement to a clean energy economy and undermine action on climate change.

“We are also disappointed that emergency assistance to address the drinking water contamination in Flint, Michigan was not included in this bill. The Republican leadership should not have enabled a single objection to block help to suffering families.”


See an April 18 blog on the energy bill by Marc Boom: here.

And see an April 15 letter 10 environmental groups sent to U.S. Senators outlining shared concerns about the energy bill: here.

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