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For what would become the nation’s most effective conservation and recreation law, it was an awkward beginning.
"With today’s passage of this bill, we’re one step away from putting a lock and key on funding that has always been intended for conservation projects -- yet consistently diverted to other purposes. We’re closer to adopting a new consciousness for today’s world, that our lives are made richer if surrounded by more nature, rather than more extracted resources."
Despite the critically important role the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) has played in protecting the environment, the Trump Administration today rolled back the key regulatory policy.
The House Appropriations Committee approved funding for a number of important environmental programs Friday as part of the FY21 funding bill for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department of the Interior (DOI).
The U.S. House passed the “Moving Forward Act,” a sweeping $1.5 trillion infrastructure package that will rebuild and modernize American in several key areas. This legislation reorients highway funding to prioritize maintenance and safety, and increases investment in electric vehicles, public transportation, biking and walking.