Home > newsroom > Page
Budget Watch: Despite Record Deficit, $170 Million INCREASE for Government Land Acquisition


WASHINGTON, D.C., February 1, 2010 - During President Obama’s State of the Union address he said, “Like any cash-strapped family, we will work within a budget to invest in what we need and sacrifice what we don't.”

However, in today’s budget proposal, the Administration included an additional $170 million to buy more public land through the Land and Water Conservation Fund – bringing total funding for the program to $620 million.

When the National Park Service already has a $9 billion maintenance backlog, most Americans would agree that purchasing more government land does not qualify as a “need.”

“Stays on track to fully fund Land and Water Conservation Fund programs by 2014 by providing nearly $620 million to acquire new lands for national parks, forests and refuges, protect endangered species habitat, and promote outdoor recreation.” (White House FY 2011 Budget, page 91)

# # #

Print version of this document


Contact: Jill Strait (202) 226-2311

Latest News

Proposed Legislation Aims to Ensure Input of Local Communities in Federal Land Management Decisions

Today, the Subcommittee on Federal Lands held a legislative hearing on the discussion draft of “Locally-elected Officials Cooperating with Agencies in Land Management Act (LOCAL Management Act).” The ...... Read more

Environmental Laws Threaten Safety in Borderland Communities

Today, the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held a hearing on impediments imposed by federal land management regimes in securing the international borders of the United States. Federal lan...... Read more

Federal Land Management Agency’s Duplicative Regulation Acts in Opposition to Its ‘Stated’ Purpose

Today, the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources held an oversight hearing on a recent regulation issued by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) regarding methane on federal lands. While the BLM...... Read more

View All News

Calendar

No upcoming scheduled events

View All Events