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Land and Water Conservation Fund reauthorized-
Wildlife and Earth-trashing riders were deleted-

There is some good news in the massive spending bill to fund the government. A months long battle to prevent a rider that would delist wolves in the Great Lakes and Wyoming was successful. The […]

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Wolf delisting rider and most of the highly unpopular giveaways to polluters and abusers of our public lands are defeated-

The conference report on the 2012 appropriations bill for most non-defense expenditures has been finalized.  Instead of merely appropriating more or less money for agencies many ideologically loaded amendments or riders were added, mostly by […]

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Land and Water Conservation Funds cuts hurt places that depend on wildlife and scenery, Interior Sec. says-

The Land and Water Conservation Fund dates to the Eisenhower Administration. It is to purchase important conservation lands (and waters).  The Fund’s monies come from oil leasing fees so to make up for the damage oil exploration and […]

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Its monies come from royalties paid by offshore oil and gas producers in federal waters-

The money for land and water acquisition has never been needed so much. The money comes from the oil companies, and they have been paying it for years. The only thing stopping its full authorized expenditure level has been Congress […]

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‎"At some point we must draw a line across the ground of our home and our being, drive a spear into the land and say to the bulldozers, earthmovers, government and corporations, “thus far and no further.” If we do not, we shall later feel, instead of pride, the regret of Thoreau, that good but overly-bookish man, who wrote, near the end of his life, “If I repent of anything it is likely to be my good behaviour."

~ Edward Abbey