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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 10, 2012
1:38 PM

CONTACT: Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)

Bob Keefe, NRDC, 202-289-2373, bkeefe@nrdc.org, Suzanne Struglinski, 202-289-2387, sstruglinski@nrdc.org

Green Budget Outlines Ideas for Federal Environmental Investments

NRDC: ‘Budget Balances Needs of Today With the Wellbeing of Future Generations.’

WASHINGTON - February 10 - The annual “Green Budget” report, sent to Congress today, outlines key federal investments and cuts that will keep air and water clean, and wildlife and outdoor spaces protected.

The Natural Resources Defense Council and more than 30 environmental organizations delivered the report to lawmakers as they begin to work on the Fiscal Year 2013 budget process.

The following is a statement from Natural Resources Defense Council Legislative Director Scott Slesinger on the report:

"It’s critically important to continue investing wisely in conservation, environmental protection and clean energy programs. That’s precisely what the Green Budget does. It recommends adequate funding to continue enforcing our bedrock environmental protection laws, helps communities meet clean water standards, supports research and deployment of renewable energy and promotes programs that save energy and lessen our dependence on dirty fossil fuels. Ours is a budget that balances the needs of today with the wellbeing of future generations."

A full copy of the Green Budget report can be found at www.saveourenvironment.org.

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The Natural Resources Defense Council is a national, nonprofit organization of scientists, lawyers and environmental specialists dedicated to protecting public health and the environment. Founded in 1970, NRDC has 1.2 million members and online activists, served from offices in New York, Washington, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Beijing.


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