President Signs $3 Billion Conservation Bill

Nothing like it since Teddy Roosevelt, the president said.

On Tuesday, President Trump signed legislation that devotes nearly $3 billion each year to conservation projects, outdoor recreation, and maintenance of national parks and other public lands. The measure was overwhelmingly approved in Congress.

At the signing, President Trump said, “There hasn’t been anything like this since Teddy Roosevelt, I suspect.” America’s 26th president created many national parks, forests, and monuments to preserve the nation’s natural resources.

Supporters say the Great American Outdoors Act is the most significant conservation legislation in nearly half a century. There is an estimated $20 billion maintenance backlog presently on federally owned lands — a decades long problem.

The new legislation will create at least 100,000 jobs while restoring national parks and repairing trails and forest systems.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the Department of the Interior and its varied agencies that maintain national parks and other public lands to be wise in the allocation of the funds from the bill.
  • With thanksgiving to God for the beauty of creation that exists all across America, and for the foresight of presidents in the past and present in preserving and protecting them.

Sources: Newsmax, The Hill


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