Interior Secretary Zinke Defends Agency Budget Cuts

May 27, 2017

Learn more about Secretary Zinke’s initial and current reaction to the major cuts to LWCF and other programs in the Trump budget.

Excerpt: “Cuts to the popular and bipartisan Land and Water Conservation Fund total nearly $54 million, an 80 percent cut to this year’s enacted level. The Land and Water Conservation Fund draws revenue from offshore oil and gas development to boost local projects in the nation’s parks, wildlife refuges, forests, and trails. Advocates, particularly sportsmen, seized on these cuts to hammer the budget proposal.”

Read the whole article in the Flathead Beacon.