Elusive Land Deal

Editorial encourages Congress to pass theConservation and Reinvestment Act of 2000, an annual fund created 35years ago that intended to set aside $900 million every year to expandnational parks, preserve historic sites and rebuild urban parks.

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September 28, 2000, 12:00 PM PDT

By California 2000


This Sacramento Bee editorial encourages Congress to pass theConservation and Reinvestment Act of 2000, an annual fund created 35years ago that intended to set aside $900 million every year to expandnational parks, preserve historic sites and rebuild urban parks. Withover a majority of the Senate supporting the bill, the impeding factormay be that Congress might not get to it before time runs out due to ablock from some Western interests that regard the bill as a threat tomining and grazing industries. The Sacramento Bee emphasizes that thisis not true, and that the funds are essential to the restoration of LakeTahoe, the clean up of the Salton sea, and the support system of farmersin addition to many other projects across the U.S.

Thanks to California 2000 Project

Monday, September 25, 2000 in The Sacramento Bee

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