Chair Grijalva, Rep. Dingell and Conservation Leaders to Discuss Need for Climate Investments in Reconciliation Bill

Washington, D.C. – Chair Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.), Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-Mich.) and national conservation leaders will lead a press conference on Thursday, Oct. 28, to discuss the need to invest in conservation and restoration programs as a core part of achieving President Biden’s climate goals. The event will feature Collin O’Mara and Mustafa Santiago Ali, leaders at the National Wildlife Federation, discussing the benefits of robust job growth, nature-based infrastructure and carbon emission reductions.

The National Wildlife Federation will unveil a report assessing the climate and economic impacts of ignoring these critical investments.

Thursday’s speakers include:

  • House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.)
  • Representative Debbie Dingell (D-Mich.)
  • Collin O’Mara, president and CEO of the National Wildlife Federation
  • Mustafa Santiago Ali, vice president for environmental justice, climate, and community revitalization at the National Wildlife Federation
  • Jessica (Wahl) Turner, the Executive Director of the Outdoor Recreation Roundtable
  • José Gaona, advocacy manager for Hispanics Enjoying Camping Hunting and the Outdoors (HECHO)

WHAT: Press conference on the need for robust investments in natural infrastructure and climate resilience as well as new National Wildlife Federation analysis of the cost of inaction

WHEN: Thursday, Oct. 28 at 9:00 a.m. Eastern time

WHERE: The House Triangle outside the U.S. Capitol

Press Contact

Media Contact: David Shen

(202) 225-6065 or (202) 860-6494 mobile