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Rep. Kusters knows we need to fully-fund environmental safeguards

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To The Daily Sun,

The House of Representatives on July 14 passed an environmental spending bill (H.R. 5538) that was filled with attacks on the environment.

The Republicans leadership's appropriations bill was chock-full of ideological, poison-pill riders, that simply have no place in a bill that ought to be about dollars and cents. These riders include attacks on the federal government's ability to limit carbon pollution from power plants, set common-sense standards for fracking on public land, and protect endangered species. The bill also slashed funding to the Environmental Protection Agency and the Land and Water Conservation Fund, America's best parks program.

That's why I was so heartened that Rep. Kuster stood up and opposed this harmful legislation. We need a clean budget that fully funds the environmental safeguards that protect our air, water, lands and wildlife, not one that attacks those protections with anti-environmental policy riders.

Thank you Congresswoman Kuster.

Beth Arsenault