Obama Budget Sets Priorities to Continue Progress

WASHINGTON (February 9, 2016) – President Obama today submitted a budget proposal that would double funding for clean energy research, create a $1.65 billion fund for infrastructure projects to lessen the impacts wrought by climate change, impose a $10-per-barrel tax on oil to help develop clean vehicles, public transit and urban planning, and fully fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund.

The following is a statement by Rhea Suh, president of the Natural Resources Defense Council.

“This budget sets important priorities to continue the historic progress achieved in recent years on protecting our climate, air, land, water and oceans.  Republican leaders in Congress ought to greet it with more than their usual ‘just say no’ approach to policymaking.”


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