For too long, House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Rep. Rob Bishop has been making excuses about why the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) should change. On September 30th, he let the program expire. Now, Rep. Bishop and other extremists in Congress aim to gut the entire program and give the money back to his pals in the extractive industries. This is an outrage and he must be stopped.
The Land and Water Conservation Fund is a time-tested and trusted program that improves quality of life in countless communities, creates homegrown jobs and allows all Americans to be active in the outdoors. Rep. Bishop’s effort to gut LWCF is essentially a renewed attempt to dismantle our shared public lands, like national forests, trails and wildlife refuges, and turn them over to the oil and gas industry so they can be drilled and mined.
Remind your members of Congress that the Land and Water Conservation Fund has been creating outdoor experiences for you and your family for 50 years! It simply needs to be permanently reauthorized and fully funded. Rep. Bishop’s strategy to undo this popular program should be stopped in its tracks AND CAN BE ACCOMPLISHED BY SIGNING THIS PETITION WHICH CAN BE ACCESSED BY CLICKING THIS LINK:
For people in Utah whom Cong. Bishop represents if they want to stop his highly anti-environmental policies from continuing either vote him out of office or see if he can be recalled.