Stimulus First Step to Repowering America’s Economy

"The National Wildlife Federation thanks Congress and President Obama for acting quickly to address the inter-connected economic, energy, and climate crises we face," said NWF's Adam Kolton

02-13-2009 // Miles Grant

WASHINGTON, DC -- The U.S. Senate passed an economic recovery package today, setting up a conference committee to reconcile its version with a House bill.

Adam Kolton, the National Wildlife Federation's senior director of congressional and federal affairs, said today:

"Both houses of Congress have clearly shown they recognize the urgent need to repower America's economy with bold investments in clean energy and efficient technologies. We can put millions of Americans back to work installing solar panels and windmills, greening our schools and modernizing our power grid. As the two versions of the bill move to conference committee, we hope Congressional negotiators maintain the House bill's strong investments in education, clean energy and America's natural resources - all proven ways to stimulate shovel-ready projects and rapidly create jobs."

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For Immediate Release: February 10, 2009

Contact: Miles Grant, National Wildlife Federation, 202-797-6855, GrantM@nwf.org

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