President signs $3 billion conservation bill

President signs $3 billion
President Trump on Tuesday, Aug. 4, 202, signed legislation with nearly $3 billion in annual spending on conservation projects, outdoor recreation, and maintenance of national parks and other public lands. 
“There hasn’t been anything like this since Teddy Roosevelt, I suspect,” Trump said of the president who created many of the nation’s national parks, forests, and monuments more than a century ago. 
In his remarks, Trump twice mispronounced the name Yosemite, one of America’s most famous national parks. President signs $3 billion
The new law, the Great American Outdoors Act, was overwhelmingly approved by Congress and had bipartisan support, which is a rarity these days. The legislation’s supporters called it the broadest conservation package in decades. Others noted that the funding would not make up for an estimated $20 billion backlog in maintenance needed on federal lands.
The act will fully fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund and supports continued funding of the Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership Program. It will benefit both urban spaces and wilderness areas, provide accessibility to the outdoors in communities of color, and improve trails, roads, campgrounds, and other facilities on public lands. President signs $3 billion
Take advantage of local public lands: Visit a national park for free! Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, as well as all other national park service units, will waive entrance fees on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020, in honor of the founding of the National Park Service in 1916.
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4 thoughts on “President signs $3 billion conservation bill

  • August 7, 2020 at 12:47 pm
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    Instead of praising the bi-partisan effort and President Trump’s support you find a way to malign our President. You sound like mainstream media. Booo

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    • August 8, 2020 at 6:42 pm
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      Missing from this story, you might add, is the unprecedented deregulation of oil and gas companies responsible for massive amounts of GHG and social inequity. Those industries are the ones being bailed out and taxed to fund this conservation bill. It’s a hard one to swallow for any conservationist because the irreparable damage caused by these industries expands far beyond any NPS boundary: the land community knows no boundaries, and we all suffer the consequences of those industries.

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  • August 9, 2020 at 9:50 am
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    I completely agree with your comment Susan Dorsey…!

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  • August 14, 2020 at 7:49 pm
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    Since when are journalists required to praise those in power? I’m afraid some either forget the purpose of the free press, or else have gotten lost in their search for an alternate genre of writing.
    As the information presented by Pytor suggests, if the article suffers any blemish, it is that the report is not critical enough.

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