Trump Administration Proposes List of Conservation Projects After Deadline

Trump Administration Proposes List of Conservation Projects After Deadline

by Natasha Lasky, ODP Contributing Writer On Monday, the Trump administration submitted an index of projects that will get funding under a conservation program, which could help protect a number of important national parks throughout the nation. The only issue is that the administration submitted this list a week after it was due to Congress.  […]

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LWCF One Step Closer to Permanent Funding

LWCF One Step Closer to Permanent Funding

Although President Trump has repeatedly called for cutting its funding by as much as 97%, earlier this year he called on Congress to pass a law to permanently fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). Yesterday, the bill to permanently fund the LWCF came one step closer to becoming law.  The cloture vote on […]

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New Report Urges Congress to Permanently Fund “America’s Best Conservation Program”

New Report Urges Congress to Permanently Fund “America’s Best Conservation Program”

A new report published yesterday by the Surfrider Foundation documents the importance of the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) to America’s conservation legacy by showing how the special places supported by the Fund over its 55-year history have become the “heart and soul” of numerous communities — “protecting unique ecosystems and cultural resources, providing solace and recreation, and contributing extensively to our nation’s economy.” 
Why This Matters:  Without permanent funding, the LWCF is likely to continue to be a “political hostage” — used as a bargaining chip in whatever battle is brewing in Congress.
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