"Senators Aim To Extend Federal Conservation Fund"

"A bipartisan group of senators on Friday introduced a bill to permanently reauthorize the nation’s main conservation fund.

The legislation, from Sens. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) and Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), would permanently reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), a federal program that supports park improvements and land acquisition.

The LWCF is broadly popular in Congress, but it’s operating under only a three-year authorization finalized in 2015. Supports of the program are aiming to keep the LWCF authorized on a permanent basis, something the bill introduced Friday would do."

Devin Henry reports for The Hill April 7, 2017.

Source: The Hill, 04/10/2017