Washington DC – Clean Water Action is appalled that the leadership of the US House of Representatives appears willing to shut down the federal government in order to win passage of budget riders limiting the authority of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and prohibiting funding for Planned Parenthood.
While recent press reports have indicated that the EPA restrictions may no longer be on the table, the House Republican leadership has brought the federal government close to the brink of shutdown over policy issues that should not be part of budget negotiations.
American Forests - American Rivers - Clean Water Action - Defenders of Wildlife - Environment America - Green Science Policy Institute - League of Conservation Voters - Natural Resources Defense Council - Ocean Conservancy - Sierra Club - The Wilderness Society
Asbury Park, NJ--A press event is being held with US Senator Menendez, US Senator Booker, Congressman Pallone, a large contingent of environmental organizations, fishing groups, businesses, and civic groups to oppose the Obama Administration's plan to include sections of the Atlantic Ocean in the next 5-year oil and gas lease plan. The plan would allow for offshore oil drilling off the coast of Virginia in the next 5 years.