FACT SHEET: $2 BILLION IN NEW PRIVATE SECTOR INVESTMENTS TO PROTECT NATURAL RESOURCESTO BE ANNOUNCED AT WHITE HOUSE CONSERVATION ROUNDTABLE
States News Service, March 7, 2016 Monday
The following information was released by the White House: Since taking office, President Obama has taken unprecedented steps to invest in America’s natural resources and protect our planet for future generations. In addition to permanently protecting more land and water than any President in history, President Obama has prioritized working with business leaders because environmental protection and economic growth go hand in hand. Today, at a White House roundtable on environmental conservation and restoration, private sector leaders will announce more than $2 billion in new private sector and nonfederal investments to protect land, water and wildlife for future generations. These investments highlight the ability to leverage the Administration’s work to encourage private investment in the health and restoration of our natural resources and the significant opportunities for the private sector to invest in conservation across the country. In addition, the Departments of the Interior and Agriculture are announcing new steps to build on the Administration’s conservation priorities, including an investment of nearly $20 million to help promote new technologies and tools to benefit farmers, ranchers and landowners across the country.