America’s Great Outdoors Relies on Continued Public Investment

June 25, 2010

Read an Op-Ed by Joe LaTourrette in support of full funding for the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF).

Excerpt: “LWCF is and has been a critical tool for protecting our tradition of sportsmanship and outdoors lifestyle. Although LWCF has made great investments in Washington’s natural environment, its effectiveness is hampered by the fact that it is not a permanent and dedicated fund. Unfortunately, Congress has failed to annually appropriate the full $900 million contributed to the LWCF. In the past decade, Congress only appropriated an average of $313 million annually, or less than 5 percent of the available offshore revenues.”

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