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Fri Nov 20, 2020, 04:40 PM

Land conservation plan stirs fight over Trump restrictions

Source: ABC News

BILLINGS, Mont. -- Proposed land conservation purchases in dozens of states would preserve parts of natural areas in tourist destinations, U.S. officials announced Friday as lawmakers from both parties pushed back on Trump administration restrictions on how the money can be spent.

The $125 million in congressionally authorized spending would buy up private property inside the boundaries of places including Alaska’s Glacier Bay National Park, Kentucky’s Green River National Wildlife Refuge and Florida’s Everglades region.

It comes as some senators objected to an order last week from U.S. Interior Secretary David Bernhardt that empowers local and state officials to block the purchases. Bernhardt's order also limits land acquisitions to property inside the existing boundaries of parks and refuges, rather than expanding their footprint.

Notable among critics of the order is Sen. Steve Daines. The Montana Republican helped barter a bipartisan agreement that authorized the conservation fund purchases under the Great American Outdoors Act, which was signed into law in August.

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Fri Nov 20, 2020, 05:23 PM

1. The question is, can this order (below) be rescinded by the Biden administration?

...an order last week from U.S. Interior Secretary David Bernhardt that empowers local and state officials to block the purchases. Bernhardt's order also limits land acquisitions to property inside the existing boundaries of parks and refuges, rather than expanding their footprint.

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Sat Nov 21, 2020, 11:40 AM

2. The House controls the purse

And they've already authorized the purchases. Sit down and shut up, Bernhardt. Despicable trump toadie.

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