EPN’s Statement on House Interior Appropriations Bill

November 2, 2023

Steven Fantes, Public Affairs Manager
617-817-1297 and steven.fantes@environmentalprotectionnetwork.org

EPN’s Statement on House Interior Appropriations Bill

In reaction to the potential passage of the proposed House Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies FY2024 appropriations bill and the negative impacts it would have on the environment and human health, Environmental Protection Network (EPN) Executive Director Michelle Roos released the following statement: 

It is alarming that one of the first actions by the new House leadership is advancing a bill that would slash Environmental Protection Agency funding by 39%. They are doubling down on an extreme anti-EPA agenda that Congress has rejected many times in the past. Addressing toxic pollution, including forever chemicals and lead, should be a non-partisan pursuit since the health of children and adults in all parts of the country benefit. Congress should give EPA the resources it needs to protect the air we breathe and the water we drink.” 


Founded in 2017, the Environmental Protection Network (EPN) harnesses the expertise of approximately 600 former EPA career staff and confirmation-level appointees from Democratic and Republican administrations to provide the unique perspective of former regulators with decades of historical knowledge and subject matter expertise.