Pork on Rye, Hold the Sprawl
This year could see Congress approve the most conservation spending ever, some officials are predicting. Republicans and Democrats alike have introduced six major environmental conservation bills in Congress this year, all of which would for the first time fully fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund with $900 million a year. Money from the fund is supposed to be used to purchase open space. Sprawl and runaway growth are becoming major issues for voters and Congress members are reacting.