Speak up for Wildlife

Thanks for Speaking up for a Wildlife-Friendly Budget

The budget committees in the House and Senate passed budget resolutions with money set aside to cap global warming pollution and fully fund President Obama's $475 million Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. These funds will help protect wildlife from the effects of a warming world, and restore aquatic ecosystems that have been threatened by pollution and rising temperatures.

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The House resolution contains language for a deficit-neutral reserve fund that broadly calls for Congress to provide tax incentives for renewable energy, encourage investment in a clean energy future, and limit and reduce emissions of greenhouse gas emissions.

Additionally, the Senate included a provision to restore other aquatic ecosystems in coastal Louisiana, the Chesapeake Bay and the Everglades.

Congress is already busy drafting comprehensive climate and energy legislation. By passing a wildlife-friendly budget, our officials have set the stage for cap on global warming pollution that invests in our natural world.

Thanks for all you're doing.

Please find out more ways you can speak up for wildlife at www.nwf.org/action.

Brown Bear. Photo by U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service