Committee’s Resilience, Restoration, Environmental Justice Investments Will Power Jobs, Help Address Climate, Wildlife Crises

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The House Natural Resources Committee’s investments in wildlife recovery, climate action and resilience, oil and gas leasing reform, and environmental justice and Tribal programs show how the Build Back Better Act can rise to meet the immense challenges facing people and wildlife alike. The National Wildlife Federation heralded the results of the committee’s markup and thanked Chairman Raul Grijalva (D-Ariz.) for his leadership in preparing the panel’s proposal for the full House of Representatives.
“With catastrophic flooding, hurricanes, wildfires, and heatwaves threatening the lives, homes and livelihoods of millions of Americans, the House Natural Resources Committee has affirmed that we must address the immense and interconnected challenges we face today through robust investments in restoration, resilience, and common-sense reforms. This proposal will create jobs, protect communities threatened by climate-fueled disasters, make taxpayers whole, recover endangered wildlife, and ensure our shared outdoor heritage endures for future generations,” said Collin O’Mara, president and CEO of the National Wildlife Federation. “Hurricane Ida is the latest in a long stream of disasters that show why the plan Chairman Grijalva and the House Natural Resources Committee passed is essential — and why we need Congress to stand united in supporting these necessary and life-saving investments.
“We look forward to working with Chairman Grijalva and his fellow chairs of other House committees to ensure the Build Back Better Act delivers for all Americans — whether they live in a red state or blue state, in a city or on a farm, or near our coasts, forests, or heartland.”


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