Rosendale proposes defunding conservation land programs

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As Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives craft a budget that cuts spending and lifts the debt ceiling that will allow the country to avoid a potentially calamitous economic implosion, Rep. Matt Rosendale of Montana proposes cutting all funding for the Land Conservation and Wildlife Fund.

Rosendale, a Republican representing Montana’s eastern Congressional district, co-introduced a series of four bills in the House recently, along with three other Republicans, including Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz, that would eliminate funding for land acquisition in four different federal programs, including in Montana.

It would decimate the Land and Water Conservation Fund and ignore a 2020 Great American Outdoors Act provision.

The bills, House Resolutions 2153, 2158, 2169, and 2207 would prohibit the use of the popular and often-used Land and Water Conservation Fund to stop land acquisition by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the U.S. Forest Service, the Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Park Service.

LINK (via Daily Montana)

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