A bi-partisan group of U.S. Senators are calling on leadership from both parties to fully and permanently fund The Land and Water Conservation Fund. Nine senators, including Colorado’s Cory Gardner and Michael Bennet and Montana’s Jon Tester and Steve Daines, called on congressional leaders to fulfill the original promise of the LWCF.
“As you work to enact legislation that will address Federal funding needs for fiscal year 2020 and beyond, we urge you to seize the opportunity for including a bipartisan win for future generations—full, permanent funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund (‘LWCF’). This investment would protect and conserve our national parks and public lands, support the nation’s $887 billion outdoor recreation economy, and finally fulfill the original promise of the LWCF,” wrote the senators.
“We strongly urge Congressional leaders to seize the historic opportunity and enact legislation to this longstanding priority in the 116th Congress,” wrote the senators. “We look forward to working with you as you begin consideration of funding for fiscal year 2020 and beyond.”
The full letter can be found here.