‘Rebuilding Our Economy Depends Upon Restoring, Conserving America’s National Treasures, Securing Our Wildlife Heritage for Future Generations’
WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Joe Biden’s jobs and infrastructure plan is a bold vision for an economic recovery that will make our communities healthier and more resilient, restore wildlife habitat, and ensure an equitable transition to a clean energy economy. The National Wildlife Federation urged Congress to begin working on an infrastructure package based on this framework and on restoring our public lands, waters and wildlife, and investing in communities that have borne the brunt of the economic decline and decades of pollution.
“The American Jobs Plan includes the largest investments in natural resource restoration and environmental justice in our nation’s history, which will put millions of Americans to work in every corner of the country,” said Collin O’Mara, president and CEO of the National Wildlife Federation, “From launching a visionary Civilian Climate Corps and reclaiming abandoned mines and orphaned wells to restoring America’s lands, waters, wetlands, grasslands and coasts, the President’s plan proposes strategic investments that will make communities more resilient and healthier, recover degraded wildlife habitat, and help revitalize regions that have been left behind for too long. The solutions the president has outlined show how rebuilding our economy depends upon restoring and conserving America’s national treasures and securing our wildlife heritage for future generations.”
Read more about the American Jobs Plan here.
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