O’Halleran Calls for Investment in Land and Water Conservation Fund

May 20, 2020
Press Release

VILLAGE OF OAK CREEK—Last week, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) joined a group of 118 members of Congress on a letter to Congressional leadership urging the full and permanent funding of the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and dedicated funding to address the maintenance backlog on public lands in future coronavirus relief packages.

“Public lands generate billions of dollars for our state and local economies every year. For communities across the country, including many in Arizona’s First Congressional District, they represent places of historical and cultural significance,” said O’Halleran. “As we continue to adjust our daily activities to protect public health, the outdoor recreation and tourism industries have been hit hard. If we leave full funding of the Land and Water Conservation Fund out of our national response to this crisis, we put our local economies, our wildlife, and the future of our treasured public lands at risk.”

Read the letter HERE.

Today, O’Halleran also joined a group of colleagues on a letter to House leadership urging the inclusion of a “Restoration and Resilience Jobs” title in future coronavirus relief and recovery legislation. The letter calls for investments in the outdoor industry, public lands, and preservation operations.

Read the letter, HERE.

 

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