Good News: Senate Committee Passes Dedicated Funding for Public Lands & Waters
Your messages to Senators Manchin and Capito worked!This week the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee passed a bill that permanently reauthorizes the Land & Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). Leading the effort were West Virginia’s Senators Capito and Manchin who both serve on the committee. Although the Land and Water Conservation Fund officially expired on September 30 the bipartisan support of LWCF in committee paints a bright picture for the future of this critical fund.
Let Senators Manchin and Capito know you appreciate their efforts to keep West Virginia wild and wonderful. Call the Senators and thank them for their leadership on public lands.
Senator Manchin: 304-342-5855
Senator Capito: 304-347-5372
Established in 1964, the Land and Water Conservation Fund uses revenue generated from federal oil and gas leases on our public land to support thousands of conservation projects across the nation. In West Virginia, LWCF has funded access to and conservation of some of our most iconic landscapes, like the New River Gorge, the Monongahela National Forest, and Blackwater Falls.
Stay tuned! We’ll continue to keep you updated as the LWCF continues to move through Congress.