Congress Edges Closer to Massive Conservation Cuts

July 14, 2011 By: Marshall Cutchin

As the National Wildlife Federation and Trout Unlimited reported in detail this week, legislation moving through the U.S. Congress right now would not only removing funding from decades-old policies that are critical to wildlife protection, but would also stop the EPA from performing much of its role in protecting wetlands and rivers.  Tuesday the legislation was passed out of the full appropriations committee, as as conservation watchdog Tom Sadler reported to us via email this morning, “it doesn’t look good.”

Natural Resources Defense Council Legislative Director Scott Slesinger remarked: “This bill must set a new record for destructiveness.”