March 10, 2014
As the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) celebrates its 50th anniversary, President Obama’s new budget proposal recommends to allocate $900 million to the LWCF.
Excerpt: “One aspect of President Obama’s new budget proposal that hasn’t gotten much attention is his recommendation to fully fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). Congress routinely raids the LWCF for purposes other than those for which it was intended. The money is mostly collected from offshore oil and gas fees and is supposed to be used to improve outdoor recreation and preserve public land and water resources.“