Congress Lets Water and Land Conservation Fund Expire; It Has Protected Washington Places Low and High

October 1, 2015

Congress recently announced it would not reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). As the nation’s premier program to help local communities protect the places they love, the LWCF has brought more than $673 million to Washington state.

Excerpt: “It is a profound disappointment that a small, radical minority in Congress eliminated a bipartisan program supported by more than 85 percent of the American people:  We need Congress to quickly correct this and permanently reauthorize LWCF to preserve our economy, quality of life and outdoor heritage,” said Vlad Gutman, senior policy director of the Washington Wildlife and Recreation Coalition.”

Read the complete story in the Seattle PI.