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"Gutting environmental protections is risky for our economic and physical well-being," says ACSF faculty fellow & Cornell Lab of Ornithology director of conservation science Amanda Rodewald in her article in The Hill  

Protecting the Environment is Critical for a Stronger America

May 2, 2016

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"Gutting environmental protections is risky for our economic and physical well-being," says ACSF faculty fellow & Cornell Lab of Ornithology director of conservation science Amanda Rodewald in her article in The Hill 

It's budget time again, and the House Republicans have released a new plan: "A Balanced Budget for a Stronger America." There is little to disagree with in the opening line of the budget: "A strong America is built on opportunity and the passion and talents of a free people who are empowered to pursue that opportunity, determine their own future, and achieve success." Yet a closer look reveals that the budget would significantly erode many regulations, rules and mandates designed to protect our environment, while at the same time expanding energy development likely to a carry hefty environmental toll.

Why is it that some politicians now seem to believe that a strong America is not compatible with a clean, safe and sustainable America? . . . Read more