There Will Be No Economy On A Dead Planet
by Tyler Kruse
June 2, 2023
Once again our elected leaders have been fooled by the false choice between a healthy economy and a healthy planet. We will have neither if our government continues to sanction the limitless production and export of oil and gas.
© Tim Aubry / Greenpeace
WASHINGTON DC (June 2, 2023)–In response to the Fiscal Responsibility Act being signed into law, Alice Madden, Policy and Political Director at Greenpeace USA, said: “There will be no economy on a dead planet. Speaker McCarthy held our country hostage in order to sell out communities to the oil and gas executives. The rollbacks on environmental protections and public input contained in this bill are flat out handouts to polluters who are already contaminating our air and water while driving us toward climate catastrophe. Once again our elected leaders have been fooled by the false choice between a healthy economy and a healthy planet. We will have neither if our government continues to sanction the limitless production and export of oil and gas.”
Contact: Tyler Kruse, Greenpeace USA Senior Communications Specialist, [email protected], 808-741-2791
Greenpeace USA is part of a global network of independent campaigning organizations that use peaceful protest and creative communication to expose global environmental problems and promote solutions that are essential to a green and peaceful future. Greenpeace USA is committed to transforming the country’s unjust social, environmental, and economic systems from the ground up to address the climate crisis, advance racial justice, and build an economy that puts people first. Learn more at www.greenpeace.org/usa.