President Trump’s latest federal budget proposal once again calls for drastically cutting the critical funding required to preserve our lands and waters, safeguard vulnerable species, protect our cities and public health and reduce risks from extreme weather events.
Some of the most troubling proposals in President Trump’s budget include a 26 percent cut to the Environmental Protection Agency’s budget and a 16 percent reduction in the Department of the Interior’s budget.
While the budget would increase funding for the National Wildlife Refuge System as well as support reductions in hazardous fuels that can drive wildfires, it also proposes cutting funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund by 97 percent and zeroes out funding for the Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy.
We can’t protect the air we breathe, the water we drink and our nation’s incredible natural places unless we keep essential conservation and environmental funding off the chopping block.
Together, we must call on members of Congress to ensure that vital programs are funded to the strongest levels possible.
Because gutting funding for conservation doesn’t just hurt wildlife and natural treasures — it harms local communities and our national economy.
Stand with us now and tell Congress to protect funding for conservation.
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Protect Conservation and Science Funding
Congress must act now to secure much-needed funding for essential conservation programs that help strengthen our economy, protect clean air and water and preserve the unique natural wonders that are the backbone of our nation.Gutting conservation funding doesn't just hurt wildlife and our natural treasures, it harms local communities, our health and our national economy. Natural resources and outdoor recreation are major economic drivers, generating billions of dollars in annual revenue and supporting millions of jobs. Federal funding is vital to meeting our responsibilities as stewards of this planet and our country's inspiring natural places. I urge you to commit to this stewardship by protecting federal funding for conservation and science priorities in the federal budget.