Call and email your U.S. Senators and Representatives about the importance of protecting lands, waters and our world's critical habitats. They are now considering budget reductions for next year, so urge them not to single out programs that protect our environment. A suggested message is below.
Dear Senator/Representative ---:
I am writing today to ask for your help ensuring that spending cuts do not disproportionately target our natural resources. Healthy lands and waters are the foundation for a strong and sustainable U.S. economy, for the well being of the American people as well as people around the world, and for providing habitat for the diversity of plant and animal species.
While conservation and environmental programs should shoulder a fair portion of the burden of the budget reductions needed to reduce our national debt, the significant cuts for key conservation programs, as passed in the 2011 spending bill, run counter to America’s long bi-partisan tradition of protecting land and water for people and nature. I am also concerned about the pull back on international climate investments at a time when threats are increasing.
We need your help to ensure stronger investments in conservation programs next year. It is vital that we protect the health and safety of the water we drink, the air we breathe, and the habitat for America’s plants and animals.
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