Washington, D.C.- In anticipation of House passage of S. 47, the public lands package, which would permanently reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), among other provisions, the League of Conservation Voters issued the following statement from LCV President Gene Karpinski:
“We are thrilled by the overwhelming passage of the public lands package in the new, pro-environment House of Representatives. While last year’s Republican-led Congress shamefully let the Land and Water Conservation Fund expire, this bill is a major step forward for conservation by permanently restoring LWCF and protecting more than two million acres of public lands and waters. Permanent LWCF reauthorization is a major accomplishment, and LCV urges Congress to seize this positive momentum to provide LWCF with full and dedicated funds to end the chronic underfunding of this critical program that boosts access to parks and public lands for all communities and supports our thriving outdoor recreation economy.
Both the Senate and House passed this legislation with huge bipartisan majorities, and we urge President Trump to sign this bill into law without delay.”