Ethan Lane, Executive Director of the Public Lands Council and NCBA Federal Lands, released the following statement regarding the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF):
“Like the rest of America, Congress is eager to get home for the holidays. Ranchers are hoping for the passage of a public lands package before lawmakers leave town, but they strongly oppose the hasty effort to permanently reauthorize the LWCF and give a blank check to federal bureaucrats. Despite the exaggerated claims of ‘green decoy’ groups, the LWCF already has enough money in it to fund projects for more than 20 years without any Congressional intervention. The American people deserve a voice in how those funds are spent.”
Background: Congress is currently considering permanent reauthorization of the LWCF as part of year-end package. Click here  to watch a video explaining why this would be bad for the West.
— Initiated in 1898, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association is the marketing organization and trade association for America’s one million cattle farmers and ranchers. With offices in Denver and Washington, D.C., NCBA is a consumer-focused, producer-directed organization representing the largest segment of the nation’s food and fiber industry.