NWF Welcomes Obama's Green Economic Recovery Plan

"Our economic recovery hinges on making smart investments today that will protect our environment, restore our valuable natural resources and set us on the path to a clean energy economy," said the National Wildlife Federation's Jeremy Symons

01-08-2009 // Miles Grant

WASHINGTON, DC -- Today President-elect Barack Obama detailed his economic recovery package. Jeremy Symons, the National Wildlife Federation's senior vice president for conservation and education, said today:

"Our economic recovery hinges on making smart investments today that will protect our environment, restore our valuable natural resources and set us on the path to a clean energy economy. The National Wildlife Federation applauds President-elect Obama for presenting a vision of economic recovery centered around clean, Made-in-America, renewable energy. The fate of not just our environment but our economy depends on how quickly we move to repower America with clean energy solutions.

"An economic recovery package is just the first step. Looking forward, the most important thing America can do in 2009 to galvanize investment in clean energy technology is to enact a cap-and-invest plan that reduces global warming pollution and grows clean energy technologies that will recharge our economy. The National Wildlife Federation looks forward to working with Congress and President-elect Obama to make it happen."

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For Immediate Release: January 8, 2009

Contact: Miles Grant, National Wildlife Federation, grantm@nwf.org

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