Read or listen to an interview with Peter Jackson, writer and son of former Washington Senator Henry M. “Scoop” Jackson, who helped establish the Land and Water Conservation Fund. Last week, Congress announced it would let the 50-year-old program expire.
Excerpt: “The federal Land and Water Conservation Fund paid for state, federal and local parks without any taxes, relying on royalty money from federal oil and gas leases. Or at least it did until Republicans recently killed it by letting the funding expire.”
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