More information at the above link.
The spending bill passed by the U.S. House of Representatives disproportionately cuts conservation programs by 90-100%. While conservation and environmental programs should shoulder a fair portion of the burden of the budget reductions needed to reduce our national debt, disproportionate cuts run counter to America’s long bi-partisan tradition of protecting land and water for people and nature.
These are programs that protect the health and safety of the water we drink, the food we eat, the air we breathe and habitat for America’s plants and animals. These are the programs that protect our national parks and landmarks, our national wildlife areas, our coasts and waterways.
There is another link on the page that will give you information on how you can take action by calling and mailing your Representative. There is a sample letter in case you are not used to having to write letters about saving things in this world you are passionate about. Now is as good a time as any!!
- Local Wonders: Nature Conservacy Names “Top Ten California Treasures” (laist.com)
- The Rise of Novel Ecosystems (dirt.asla.org)
- Climate Change Could Leave One Billion Urbanites High and Dry by 2050 (scientificamerican.com)