Glutton for Punishment? Federal Budget

A US Fish and Wildlife press release says that President Barack Obama’s Fiscal Year 2013 discretionary budget request includes increases for endangered species, the National Wildlife Refuge system, and the cooperative landscape conservation and adaptive science program.

It proposes decreases for national fish hatcheries, the Fisheries Aquatic Habitat and Species Conservation program, and the Coastal Impact Assistance program.

Read the US Fish and Wildlife Service press release, here.

But don’t get too attached to this budget. Red state legislators hate endangered species, everybody loves fish hatcheries, and most of our nation’s population lives near a coast.


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