FOR IMMEDIATE RESPONSE
May 25, 2023
Oil Change International response to dirty deal and debt ceiling legislation
As the X date nears to increase the United States’ debt ceiling, lawmakers continue to attempt to attach dirty permitting deals to must-pass debt ceiling legislation. In response, Allie Rosenbluth, United States Program Co-Manager at Oil Change International, released the following statement:
“These dangerous and dirty permitting deals are a matter of life and death for millions of people across our country who are already overburdened by decades of fossil fuel pollution, the impacts of climate change, and compromised public health. The increased exposure to oil spills, gas leaks, air pollution, and water contamination would exacerbate existing environmental injustices and the climate crisis. We must draw a red line and say no to Republicans taking our economy hostage to line the pockets of the fossil fuel industry.
“President Biden must enforce a clean debt ceiling package that does not allow for any rollbacks to National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) or other bedrock environmental laws. While his recent climate track record has been nothing short of disastrous, it is not too late for him to turn it around and hold true to his environmental justice campaign promises.”