House Water, Environmental Justice, Infrastructure Bill Advances Economic, Ecological, Equity Solutions

INVEST in America Act Highlights How 'When We Save Wildlife, We Save Ourselves’

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The White House and Congress should build off the strong foundation for climate action and infrastructure investments that the U.S. House of Representatives passed today. The INVEST in America Act includes essential provisions and shows how the country can put millions of Americans to work in good-paying jobs while also modernizing essential infrastructure, bolstering community resilience, protecting clean drinking water, addressing the climate crisis, and helping wildlife thrive.

“The U.S. House of Representatives is advancing transformative, 21st century solutions that help address the interconnected economic, ecological, and equity challenges that we face. Speaker Pelosi and Chairman DeFazio’s INVEST in America Act will put millions of Americans to work building modern infrastructure, addressing long-standing environmental injustices, deploying clean energy, bolstering community resilience, restoring natural systems, cleaning up dangerous chemicals, and protecting clean drinking water,” said Collin O’Mara, president and CEO of the National Wildlife Federation. “We applaud the committee for demonstrating how when we save wildlife, we save ourselves. When we prioritize the restoration of natural infrastructure — from wildlife crossings and corridors to natural defenses like wetlands, grasslands, and forests — we ultimately make people and communities safer, while recovering at-risk wildlife populations and conserving our outdoor heritage.”

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