11 Sep '11, 4am

Latino Youth Call On President Obama To Support The Great Outdoors:

Latino Youth Call On President Obama To Support The Great Outdoors:

Latino families and youth from across Colorado have written letters in Spanish and English to President Obama, requesting that he oppose devastating cuts to the Land and Water Conservation Fund this fall. In April, the House passed a cost-cutting deal that stripped the Environmental Protection Agency of $1.6 billion in funding, approximately 16 percent of the agency’s total budget. Later in the year, The Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), a fund intended to preserve America’s open spaces, provide recreational opportunities for all Americans and protect clean water came under threat as well. Records show that over its 45-year history, more than $17 billion in LWCF funding has been diverted for uses other than land and water conservation, and now Congress is considering drastic measures that would further deplete its resources. These budget cuts stand in direct contrad...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/causes/latino-youth-call-on-obama-to...

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