Congress must come together to make this framework a reality, helping protect America's most beloved public lands from irrevocable damage due to climate change.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, President Biden announced a new framework for the Build Back Better Act, a $1.75 trillion social spending bill which includes vital funding to protect national parks and communities from climate change.
Climate change is the greatest threat facing our national parks – studies show that national parks are warming twice as fast as the rest of the country, and surrounding communities are bearing the brunt of these impacts.
Statement of Chad Lord, Senior Director of Environmental Policy and Climate Change for The National Parks Conservation Association:
“National parks and communities are on fire, under water, and inundated by storms. We need climate action now. This framework includes historic investments in our clean energy future and climate resilience measures for parks ravaged by flood, fire and drought. It would create jobs and drive investment in communities hit hardest by pollution. Congress must come together to make this framework a reality, helping protect America’s most beloved public lands from irrevocable damage.”
About the National Parks Conservation Association: Since 1919, the nonpartisan National Parks Conservation Association has been the leading voice in safeguarding our national parks. NPCA and its nearly 1.6 million members and supporters work together to protect and preserve our nation’s most iconic and inspirational places for future generations. For more information, visit www.npca.org.
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