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Jumpstart The Economy By Protecting The Environment
National Wildlife Federation will join environmental and
conservation organizations in releasing a green stimulus proposal that would
create as many as 3.6 million jobs, reduce pollution, protect public health and
safety, and restore the environment.
On Capitol Hill this Thursday at 9 AM, the groups will
deliver their proposal for funding energy efficiency, renewable energy, public
transportation, water infrastructure, national parks and public lands,
education, agriculture and other environmental programs. “The fate of our economy and environment hinge on how
quickly we move to repower America
with clean energy solutions,” said Larry Schweiger, President & CEO,
National Wildlife Federation. “Clean energy investments create jobs, revitalize
our economy, and reduce the pollution that is accelerating global warming. The
investments in clean energy that forestall a climate meltdown will aid our
recovery from the global financial meltdown.”
A key area for investment is in education and training,
because educational services generate 23.1 jobs per $1 million in spending,
nearly five times more jobs created than oil and natural gas sector spending.
To learn more about how we can jumpstart our economy by protecting the
environment, join in Thursday’s press briefing with experts from environment
and conservation groups. The event will be held in 2261 Rayburn House Office Building
on Thursday, December 11 at 9 AM.