President Obama’s latest budget plan, released on Tuesday, March 4, strongly reaffirms his administration’s push to combat climate change by reducing harmful fossil fuel emissions and promoting clean energy technology.
Alan Rowsome, director of conservation funding, gave testimony before the House Interior Appropriations Subcommittee. This is one of the committees that determine the annual budgets for National Parks, National Wildlife Refuges, and other wild lands.
The National Journal recently asked nine opinion leaders what's at stake for the environment as Washington's budget cuts, aka sequestration, go into effect. Wilderness Society President Jamie Williams weighed in.
Spending cuts that are part of the budget sequester, or just “sequestration” could have deep and lasting impacts on America’s wild places. The sequester is a trigger of automatic spending cuts that was passed by Congress in 2011.
Our national forests are damaged from decades of unsustainable logging, road building, wildfire suppression and urbanization. Restoration funding helps keep our national forests standing tall for future generations.