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Statement: Great American Outdoors Act being signed into law is historic

Philadelphia, PA – President Trump today signed the Great American Outdoors Act, which will permanently fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) at $900 million annually and provide $9.5 billion over five years to fix maintenance problems plaguing America’s public lands.

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PennEnvironment Statement: U.S. House passes historic public lands bill to permanently fund Land and Water Conservation Fund

Philadelphia, PA  – The U.S. House of Representatives voted today to pass the Great American Outdoors Act, a historic conservation bill that will permanently fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) at $900 million annually and provide $9.5 billion over five years to fix maintenance problems that are plaguing our public lands in Pennsylvania and across the nation. With a final vote of 310-107, and having already passed the U.S. Senate, the bill garnered considerable bipartisan support in the House and now heads to the President’s desk. 

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PennEnvironment releases parent resource: 50 environmental activities kids can do at home

[Pennsylvania]--To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day on April 22, PennEnvironment has released a list of “Fifty environmental activities kids can do at home” as a resource for families across the state. With Pennsylvania schools physically closed for the remainder of the school year in order to promote social distancing during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the set of activities provided by PennEnvironment offers a broad array of easy-to-do endeavors for Earth Day and beyond. 

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PennEnvironment honors Congresswoman Madeleine Dean for championing parks and open spaces

[Valley Forge, PA]-- PennEnvironment honored Congresswoman Madeleine Dean (Montgomery County) today at Valley Forge National Historic Park for her ongoing leadership and support for protecting parks, public lands, and open spaces, here in Pennsylvania and across the nation. PennEnvironment presented Congresswoman Dean with a scenic photo of the Park as a show of their appreciation for her leadership protecting public lands.

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PennEnvironment honors Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon for championing parks and open spaces

[Tinicum, PA]-- PennEnvironment honored Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon (Philadelphia and Delaware County) today at the Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum for her ongoing leadership and support for protecting parks, public lands, and open spaces, here in Pennsylvania and across the nation.

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Lawmakers, PennEnvironment announce ‘Zero Waste PA’ package to address single-use plastics, litter and a ‘throwaway’ society

HARRISBURG, April 10 – House lawmakers joined PennEnvironment today to announce a package of bills aimed at addressing single-use plastics, pervasive issues of litter and the various environmental harms caused by a "throwaway" society.

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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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