Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Budget Battle Ends with Most Harmful Riders Removed

This spring congress sought to pass a budget which would have slashed funding for important conservation programs and included a number of extremely harmful riders including some which would have defunded Klamath dam removal studies, removed the EPA's authority under the clean water act, and removed funding for the implementation of the BiOp for Central Valley Salmon and Steelhead. While many conservation programs did see reductions in federal funding the harmful riders which had previously been included in HR1 were not in the final budget. Furthermore some conservation programs which had been slated to be removed from the federal budget altogether were kept in place, albeit at lower levels of funding. Read more at trout unlimited's website:

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