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Tag Archives: Great American Outdoors Act

Reconciliation bill not about climate

On September 10, when progressive activists and legislators held a rally in support of the Democratic budget proposal, also known as the reconciliation bill, their message was clear –passing the reconciliation bill was not only an important step in the fight against climate change, but a necessary one. They couldn’t be more wrong. 

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Projects to restore public lands, national parks can begin

The Colorado River flows through the Grand Canyon. A federal study found that fish in the Grand Canyon and 20 other national parks in the West have trace amounts of mercury. (U.S. Geological Survey Photo)

This bipartisan, bicameral legislative victory did not come easily. It took decades of grassroots work and the tireless support of conservation champions in Congress to see permanent funding of the LWCF - a conservation program paid for by royalties from offshore oil and gas drilling in federal waters that typically receives less than half of its allotment.

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