Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Protecting the Land and Water Conservation Fund

Montana, N.M. senators' bill on open space funding a good idea
Montana Sen. Max Baucus and New Mexico Sen. Jeff Bingaman have proposed legislation that would protect the annual $900-million appropriation for the Land and Water Conservation Fund, an allocation that has been raided for deficit reduction nearly every year since it was set by Congress in 1977, and given Americans' enthusiasm for protecting open spaces, Congress should pass the bill.
More here
New York Times; Nov. 10

4 comments:

  1. In step with Eric's post supporting full funding for the LWCF, here's an op-ed by Gary Berlin, President of the American Fly Fishing Trade Association, that landed in Colorado's Boulder Daily Camera. It makes the case for supporting the fund and certainly for passing the Bingaman-Baucus bill:

    http://www.dailycamera.com/ci_13731176

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  2. Thanks Stephen!
    Gary took over for me at the International Hunter Ed Assn - he is a good guy.

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