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House Spending Bills Address Conservation Needs for Birds, People, and Places

By the National Audubon Society
Audubon.org
July 20, 2020
Category: Carbon, Climate & Bioenergy
Region: United States

Over the coming weeks the House will be voting on spending bills for the next fiscal year, including appropriations for the Departments of the Interior, Energy, and Commerce, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and the Environmental Protection Agency. If the full House approves the spending packages, then the FY21 appropriations process will be one of the most important efforts to fund conservation programs and improve environmental stewardship across the country. Speaking on one of the twelve bills, Chairwoman of the Energy and Water subcommittee Marcy Kaptur remarked that this will be “the most important climate change bill that Congress will pass this year.” …If we do not address climate change, two-thirds of North America’s bird species will face the threat of extinction.

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