Clean energy development is just one area that will suffer under the economic sequestration

The Environmental Impacts of Sequestration

In addition to harming the economy, the middle-class and national security, Sequestration cuts will have a disastrous impact on the environment. These cuts will adversely impact air, water, energy, fish, wildlife and national parks. Sequestration is a series of automatic budget cuts mandated by the Budget Control Act of 2011; it went into effect on March 1, 2013. These spending…

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Environmental News Wrap: June 29-July 5

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: An important question for environmentalists to ask is; what should be our stance on how to respond to the recession? A reporter at Grist asks, “Feed the economy, or starve it?” Ecology.com explains that the ecosystem in the Gulf of Mexico was imperiled before the…

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