May 27, 2021

Collin Rees,
David Turnbull,

Oil Change International response to latest GOP infrastructure proposal

WASHINGTON, DC — In response to Republican senators ‘counter-offer’ to President Joe Biden’s Infrastructure plan, Collin Rees, Senior Campaigner with Oil Change International, released the following statement:

“The GOP’s infrastructure proposal is a deadly non-starter. Once again, GOP senators have turned their backs on both our climate and the American people. By stripping out every critical climate-related provision of President Biden’s proposal and drastically cutting spending across the board, this cruel proposal continues Republican Senators’ status quo of climate denial.

“The Republican plan not only refuses to end massive public giveaways to the fossil fuel industry, but also foists the cost on the American public through user fees rather than repealing Trump and the GOP’s tax cuts for billionaires and rich corporations. This plan is a joke.

“Every Democrat in Congress and the Biden Administration should stand up and say no to this cruel farce of a ‘compromise offer.’ It’s time to leave the recalcitrant GOP caucus behind and stand with the American people by passing a sweeping infrastructure bill with Democratic support. Real climate leadership means passing an infrastructure plan that eliminates tax breaks for the fossil fuel companies driving our climate crisis and invests in the jobs and infrastructure of the future that our climate and communities need.”