Thursday, November 26, 2015

Republican Rep. Rob Bishop proposes major changes to popular conservation fund - Full Article

Bill Theobald, USA TODAY
November 5, 2015

WASHINGTON — The popular Land and Water Conservation Fund would be extensively reworked to focus more spending on local recreation projects and maintenance of existing federal holdings while severely limiting new land acquisitions, under a Republican proposal to be introduced Thursday.

The long-awaited legislation introduced by Rep. Rob Bishop, R-Utah, chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee, comes more than a month after the authorization for the 50-year-old fund expired at the end of the fiscal year on Sept. 30...

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