Alaska Wilderness League • American Bird Conservancy • American Rivers Association of Partners for Public Lands • Audubon Society • Center for Food Safety Detroiters Working for Environmental Justice • Center for Sustainable Communities
Clean Water Action • Defenders of Wildlife • Earth Day Network • Earthjustice • Earthworks Endangered Species Coalition • Energy Action Coalition • Environment America Environmental Defense Fund • Environmental Investigation Agency
Epic-Environmental Protection Information Center • Friends of the Earth Interfaith Power & Light • International Forum on Globalization • Klamath Forest Alliance KyotoUSA • League of Conservation Voters • Los Padres ForestWatch
National Parks Conservation Association • Natural Resources Defense Council
New Energy Economy • Oceana • Rachel Carson Council • Sierra Club Southern Environmental Law Center • Southern Oregon Climate Action Now Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance • The Wilderness Society
July 20, 2015 (Download the letter here)
Dear Mr. President, Senators and Representatives:
On behalf of our millions of members and supporters, we write to emphasize the importance of restoring funding for environmental programs and avoiding environmentally damaging policy riders in the FY16 Interior, Environment and Related Agencies Appropriations bills.
Both the House and Senate Interior and Environment Appropriations bills are deeply flawed, and we view recent developments stalling those harmful bills as an opportunity to entirely revisit the FY16 Interior appropriations process. We urge both chambers not to move forward with these bills that undermine popular environmental investments and bedrock environmental laws through dozens of drastic policy riders.