23 Jun '11, 9pm

Senate legislation introduced today would protect nat'l parks, public lands and waterways.

“The legislation introduced today by Sens. Bingaman, Baucus, Tester, Mark Udall and Wyden will help fulfill a promise that Congress made in 1965 to preserve and protect irreplaceable national parks and other public lands and waters across the nation. The Land and Water Conservation Authorization and Funding Act of 2011 will do this by restoring the funding originally promised for this use. “By ensuring that the Land and Water Conservation Fund is a dedicated program, we will have cleaner water, more pristine landscapes and increased recreation for our outdoor activities, such as fishing and hiking. And, all of this will primarily be paid for by a small portion of the royalties from offshore oil and gas drilling, which were originally designated to fund this important conservation tool but have been largely siphoned out the account for decades. The Land and Water Conservati...

Full article: http://www.npca.org/media_center/press_releases/2011/nati...

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