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.
The budgetary “sequester” scheduled for January 2013 must be avoided in order to prevent deep and damaging cuts to federal programs that support public lands and the communities and wildlife that depend on them, clean air and water, and a sustainable energy future.