Senate OKs Biggest Conservation Funding Bill In Half Century

Bloomberg Law cites CEI’s statement on the Great American Outdoors Act:

Chris Wood, president and CEO of Trout Unlimited, said “the importance of the funding” for LWCF and the park maintenance backlog can’t be overstated. “This upkeep, while not flashy, is a critical part of the stewardship of our public lands,” he said.

Backcountry Hunters & Anglers president and CEO Land Tawney said the group’s “amazing grassroots leaders, dedicated volunteers and rank-and-file hunters and anglers can lay claim to this victory.”

But a coalition of conservative groups led by the Competitive Enterprise Institute and the American Energy Alliance said the LWCF mandatory funding would bypass the regular appropriations process and add to the federal government’s already vast real estate portfolio.

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