Wetlands Conservation Funding Continues to Hang in Limbo | VideoRetha Colclasure | 3/30/2011
We first reported on the proposed elimination of the program several weeks ago. Since then, Congress has still not passed a budget for fiscal year 2011, and the funding for NAWCA is still hanging in limbo.
But in that time, conservation groups have been telling representatives why they feel the program is so important and deserves to keep most of its $47 million budget.
"I think we are more optimistic. This is all a financial decision. We, everybody understands the need to reign in spending and reduce the deficit. That should be done in a real thoughtful way, and we need to understand programs that actually contribute to the economy and those that are more of a drain," said Steve Adair, of Ducks Unlimited.
The current budget is set to expire on April 8.