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.