Making Smart Investments Today Will Protect Our Environment, Restore Our Valuable Natural Resources and Set Us On the Path to a Clean Energy Economy

  12-11-08 New Energy Economyredo Today National Wildlife Federation joined environmental and conservation organizations in releasing a green stimulus proposal that would repower America and create as many as 3.6 million jobs, reduce pollution, protect public health and safety, and restore the environment. The groups delivered their proposal for funding energy efficiency, renewable energy, public transportation, water infrastructure, national parks and public lands, education, agriculture and other environmental programs on Capitol Hill.

The fates of our economy and environment hinge on how quickly we move to repower America with clean energy solutions. Clean energy investments create jobs, rebuild and refuel 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.

After years of gridlock in Washington, President-Elect Obama has offered America and the world a new beginning that promises to repower America with clean energy and to protect our planet in peril. The green stimulus proposal presented today provides specific opportunities to turn that vision into reality.

Larry Schweiger

Published: December 11, 2008