President’s Budget Targets Oil Subsidies and Takes Aim at Climate Change

WASHINGTON (April 10, 2013) – President Obama released his Fiscal Year 2014 Budget plan today and Franz Matzner, associate director of government affairs for the Natural Resources Defense Council, issued this statement: 

“President Obama’s budget once again calls for eliminating billions of dollars in taxpayer handouts to the dirty energy industry of the past, which it doesn’t need, and harms our health and planet. Looking to a clean energy future, his budget expands investments in wind and solar that will create jobs and grow our made-in-America-energy.

“Together, ending oil subsidies and boosting clean energy are important steps that will help address the destructive impacts we’re seeing from climate change.”