BIG ENVIRONMENTAL VICTORY!
PRESIDENT TRUMP SIGNED THE LAW 3/12/19
The LAND AND WATER CONSERVATION FUND IS PERMANENTLY AUTHORIZED & FUNDED
INFORMATION FOR ACTION 3
This is a huge opportunity to protect wildlife and wild public lands and waters!
The Senate just passed (2/21/19) a public lands package that will:
1. Permanently reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund.
2. Protect over a million acres of wilderness.
3.Protect hundreds of miles of wild and scenic designation for rivers.
4. Include additional sporting conservation bills.
This would be an historic win if it just gave permanent funding to the Land and Water Conservation Fund, but it includes additional extensive conservation measures!
Last year our league wrote many post cards urging our members of Congress to fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund for 2018. It does not cost taxpayers a dime. Every year $900 million of royalties paid by oil and gas companies is set aside for the LWC fund. But each year Congress decides how much of that money will be kept for conservation and how much they will divert to other uses. This vote would forever prevent Congress from raiding the fund for other purposes.
Land and Water Conservation Funds are used for big public areas like national parks, as well as for small conservation projects in every county in every state. Massachusetts has received over $229 million for projects, including improvements to Look Park. There was recently a column in the Hampshire Gazette that explained the importance of the LWC fund and how it has been used in MA.
Contact your Representative: James Mc Govern or Richard Neal
What should I say? Vote YES for the Public Lands Package, which will permanently reauthorize and fully fund the Land and Water Conservation Act, and protect over a million acres of wild public lands and hundreds of miles of our waterways.
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