BOULDER, Colo. – Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) today released the following statement in response to details regarding the ongoing negotiations for the Build Back Better framework and budget reconciliation bill:
“The outdoor industry is encouraged to see meaningful funding for climate measures in the draft text of the budget reconciliation bill,” said Lise Aangeenbrug, executive director of Outdoor Industry Association. “This framework includes historic investments in clean energy, climate resilience, and projects to expand access to the outdoors, and funding to create a Civilian Climate Corps. These provisions would help mitigate the growing threat of climate change and will ensure the outdoor recreation economy and local communities can continue to thrive. As lawmakers continue their negotiations, we urge congressional leadership to maintain robust funding for the Civilian Climate Corps, the Department of the Interior, and programs to increase climate resiliency and encourage climate-smart practices across industries in the final text of the bill.”
About the Outdoor Industry Association
Based in Boulder, Colo., with offices in Washington, D.C., Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) is the leading trade association for the outdoor industry. OIA unites and serves 1,200 manufacturer, supplier, sales representative and retailer members through its focus on trade and recreation policy, sustainable business innovation and outdoor participation. For more information, visit outdoorindustry.org.