House sends lands bill to Trump against political backdrop
The legislation, H.R. 1957, would provide the Land and Water Conservation Fund with $900 million annually — the first time the program has ever been guaranteed full, yearly funding since its creation in 1964. It also would establish a trust fund to start winding down some of a $20 billion backlog of deferred maintenance projects at national parks and on public lands.
- San Francisco Chronicle: Sweeping federal conservation bill offers billions for parks across the West
- The Guardian: Congress approves billions for US national parks in rare bipartisan push
- Associated Press: Congress passes sprawling plan to boost conservation, parks
- The Hill: House passes major conservation bill, sending it to Trump’s desk