Green for All: A future worth fighting for is one in which our children have access to clean air and drinking water. We are pleased to see that Congress has acted in a bipartisan manner to ensure that the EPA is provided the funding to do this work.
Clean Water Action: We applaud the hard work of our champions in Congress who fought to secure funding and protections for our water and health. This is a testament to the power of the public ─ Americans demanded that Congress put our priorities first, not polluter profits.
GreenLatinos: Although this bill maintains most environmental protections for our communities; there is room for improvement. Through this process we continued to see Republican introduction of environmental poison pill riders that look to override the best interest of the public in favor of corporate bottom lines.
LCV: This spending bill is a repudiation of President Trump’s extreme budget cuts. It recognizes that we need more investments—not fewer—to protect public health, boost our outdoor recreation economy, and grow clean energy jobs.
NPCA: While the omnibus is largely free of the many policy riders or amendments that, if enacted, would jeopardize national parks’ water, wildlife and landscapes, a few riders included would undermine forest protections.
TRCP: We are thrilled and relieved to see bipartisan support for many provisions in this spending bill that will benefit fish and wildlife habitat, clean water, sportsmen’s access, and the outdoor recreation economy, but hunters and anglers especially have reason to cheer for the wildfire funding fix, which will ensure that the Forest Service can get back to the business of maintaining healthy habitat and excellent facilities.
NRDC: Cooler heads seem to be prevailing — at long last. We welcome this bipartisan repudiation of the draconian spending cuts sought by President Trump. It rejects many further attacks on our health and the environment, including most legislative ‘riders’.