News Release | PennEnvironment

House approves public lands bill, permanently reauthorizing the Land and Water Conservation Fund

PHILADELPHIA -- In a bipartisan 363-62 vote, the U.S. House of Representatives approved a public lands bill last week that, if signed into law by President Trump, will permanently reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). The bill passed the Senate 92-8 in late February.

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U.S. Senate votes to renew Land & Water Conservation Fund

PHILADELPHIA, PA -- The U.S. Senate passed a public lands package yesterday that permanently reauthorizes the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), a historically bipartisan program that has funded projects in every Pennsylvania county and in all 50 states since its inception in 1965. The program, which expired last September, has supported everything from the expansion and maintenance of local parks and recreation centers to national forests, national parks and historical sites.

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U.S. Senate fails to renew Land and Water Conservation Fund

[Philadelphia, PA] – Last night, the U.S. Senate passed a Continuing Resolution that funds the federal government into February 2019, but fails to permanently reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), a successful bipartisan conservation and recreation program that has funded projects in all 50 states since it began in 1965.

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PennEnvironment Launches Billboard Campaign Urging Rep. Keith Rothfus to #SAVELWCF

[Pittsburgh, PA] – In response to the September 30th expiration of America's most successful conservation and recreation program, the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), the statewide environmental organization PennEnvironment announced billboards urging Rep. Keith Rothfus (R-12) to support permanent reauthorization and full funding for LWCF.

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After 52 years, program protecting Valley Forge, Gettysburg Park expires Sunday due to Congressional inaction

[Philadelphia, PA] -- America's most successful conservation and recreation program is expected to expire this Sunday, September 30. The Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) has protected some of Pennsylvania’s most iconic places over the last 52 years.

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Ten Priorities for a Green National Budget

Tomorrow (Tuesday, February 9), the Obama administration will present its last budget to Congress. The first iteration of the must-pass federal budget will be one of the final opportunities the president has to shape his legacy for our air, water, our lands, and our climate.  Together with our national federation at Environment America, we’re calling on the president to include the following ten priorities his budget to help ensure a greener, cleaner, healthier future for Pennsylvania, the country, and the planet.

News Release | PennEnvironment Research & Policy Center

New Study Shows Threat Posed to Parks and Forests by Fracking

Today the citizen-based environmental advocacy group PennEnvironment released its newest study, “Frack Attack” which showed the far-reaching threat that gas drilling poses to parks, forests and public lands across Pennsylvania.

Report | PennEnvironment Research & Policy Center

Frack Attack: Pennsylvania's parks and forests threatened by drilling

Pennsylvania is blessed with incredible public lands, from the famed hiking paths and scenic vistas of Loyalsock and Cook State Forests, to the pristine woods and walking trails of the Delaware Water Gap. Unfortunately, many of these places are under threat from fracking.

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Budget Passage Puts Pennsylvania at Risk

 The fiscal code bill that passed both chambers included a one-time influx of $95 million in revenue from reopening state forests and, for the first time ever, opening up state parks for new unconventional natural gas leasing.

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