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Montana ads hit Trump on national parks funding

WASHINGTON (December 6, 2017) – Television ads sponsored by the NRDC Action Fund began airing across Montana today encouraging Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.) to oppose deep cuts to federal funding for Montana priorities such as national parks.

The Trump administration, including Interior Sec. Ryan Zinke, has proposed slashing funding for the National Park Service while also considering raising park entry fees, a move that could limit access for Montana families and damage the state’s outdoor economy.

“National parks like Glacier and Yellowstone are vital to our way of life, our communities, and Montana businesses,” said Matt Skoglund, Senior Advisor to the NRDC Action Fund based in Bozeman. “Senator Tester has stood strong against President Trump’s reckless disregard for America’s public lands and our environment. We hope Montanans will tell the senator how important it is to them and their families that he keep fighting for our priceless national parks as well as the enforcement of the clean air and clean water laws we rely on.”

Funding of the federal government is set to expire on December 8 and decisions about funding priorities are likely to be made before the end of the year.

View the ad here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3pmOCV2-I1Q

TV Ad: Montana Can’t Afford Trump’s Dangerous Budget Cuts

WASHINGTON (April 18, 2017) – Television ads launched today across Montana warn that budget cuts sought by the Trump administration could threaten the health of rural Montanans by cutting vital water programs and cost jobs by harming the state’s lucrative outdoor economy. The ads, sponsored by the NRDC Action Fund, ask viewers to contact Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT) to urge him to fight the Trump budget.

“Everybody wants access to clean and safe drinking water, but if President Trump gets his way, vital funding for water programs serving rural Montana could be eliminated. And the president’s proposed cuts to the Department of the Interior could do serious damage to our national parks and Montana’s outdoor industry, which could mean fewer jobs in the state,” said Kevin Curtis, executive director of the NRDC Action Fund, a national environmental advocacy group.

The Trump administration has proposed dramatic cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency, Department of the Interior and other agencies charged with protecting public health and public lands. In Montana, programs such as the USDA Rural Water Program, which provided Montana more than $13 million in infrastructure grants in FY 2016, are eliminated under a budget blueprint recently issued by the Trump administration.

View the 30-second ad here.

NRDC Action Fund: World Rejects Trump’s Retreat on Climate Change

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Contact: Denis Dison, NRDC Action Fund, (202) 717-8293, [email protected]

NRDC Action Fund: World Rejects Trump’s Retreat on Climate Change

WASHINGTON (October 4, 2016) – The European Union this week signaled it will formally approve the Paris climate agreement, clearing a key participation threshold that will put the historic accord into effect in record time. Rhea Suh, president of the NRDC Action Fund, issued the following statement:

“With breathtaking speed, the world has united to protect our kids and all future generations from climate chaos. This is due, in large part, to the Obama Administration’s leadership in limiting U.S. carbon emissions and rallying other countries to do their part to curb climate change. Putting the Paris agreement into force now should trump any misguided attempt by Donald Trump to cancel this historic global climate plan.  We will not walk away from our commitments. It’s no more in our national interest to back out of the Paris agreement than Trump’s other dangerous ideas to break our promise to defend our NATO allies or make good on the national debt.”

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