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House Chairman Mulls Raising Conservation Fund’s Ceiling

Jan. 23, 2019, 12:15 PM

The new chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee is readying a Democratic-led effort to resurrect the expired Land and Water Conservation Fund, an option that could include raising the $900 million ceiling that Congress placed on the fund’s annual reauthorization in the 1970s.

Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-Ariz.) had planned to introduce the legislation this week but is holding off to see whether the Senate can make any progress on a similar measure.

The fund is financed mostly from revenue from offshore oil and gas leases and enables communities to pay for community parks, bike and hiking trails, and ...

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