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LCV Statement on Republican-led Congress’ Failure to Reinstate the Land and Water Conservation Fund

Dec 20, 2018

Alyssa Roberts, 202-454-4573,

Washington, D.C. — After the Republican-led Congress’ apparent failure to include permanent reauthorization and full, dedicated funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) in end of year legislation, the League of Conservation Voters released the following statement from Conservation Program Director Alex Taurel:

“It’s disgraceful that Republican leaders failed to restore a popular conservation program that enjoys strong bipartisan support after presiding over its expiration. Make no mistake: this is also an indictment of Republican LWCF supporters who demonstrated their lack of power to persuade their leadership to save America’s best parks program. We’re counting on the 116th Congress to stop siding with Trump’s attacks on our public lands and fix this right away.”