Zinke would gut Land & Water Conservation Fund

Zinke would gut Land & Water Conservation Fund

News Type: State, Regional, Federal Source: Mountain West News
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Montana Sen. Jon Tester took Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, the state’s former House rep, to task Thursday for proposing a budget that gives the Land and Water Conservation Fund not the allowed cap of $900 million, but less than 1 percent of that, $8.1 million. Last year’s budget deal put $425 million into LWCF despite the administration asking for only about $64 million.