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Baldwin encouraged by coming reauthorization of Land and Water Conservation FundSubmitted: 02/06/2019
Ben Meyer
Ben Meyer
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bmeyer@wjfw.com

Baldwin encouraged by coming reauthorization of Land and Water Conservation Fund
WASHINGTON - In September, hunters, fishermen, and conservationists in Wausau pleaded with Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisconsin) to reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund.

She was in favor of it. But it took until this week for Congress to take action.

The fund takes money from federal oil and gas leases and puts it toward projects for parks, rivers, and forests. Its reauthorization will come four months after the fund expired.

"This stream of revenue again, that's not taxpayer-funded can be available to protect the natural resources that really define why Wisconsin is such a great place to live," Baldwin said.


She said she expects the legislation to pass this week or next.

"What's new and very pleasing in that legislation is this is finally a permanent authorization of the Land and Water Conservation Fund," Baldwin said.

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