Thursday, November 05, 2015
Bishop Releases Land and Water Conservation Fund Reforms
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) released a discussion draft of legislation titled the “Protecting America’s Recreation and Conservation (PARC) Act,” which includes several substantive reforms to update the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), enacted in 1965.
Bishop is not alone in calling for much needed improvements to the law.
In early October Bishop sent a letter to Interior Secretary Sally Jewell and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack inquiring about the use of LWCF funds for federal land acquisition. The Department of Interior’s response letter failed to answer Bishop’s pressing questions about the use and abuse of LWCF funds.
To read the legislative draft, click here.
To listen to the press call, click here.
For a backgrounder, click here.