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Daines a conservationist? Not so fast

Look at the senator’s record outside of this election year


Last updated 6/18/2020 at 8:18am

Unless the political winds in Washington change quickly, Congress will soon send the Great American Outdoors Act — GAOA — to President Trump’s desk. Trump has assured he’ll sign it into law. This legislation represents a dramatic win for Montana’s public lands, its watersheds and wildlife. The bill mandates full funding of the Land and Water Conservation Fund — LWCF — a funding mechanism for conservation derived from royalties from offshore gas and oil drilling. Fully funded, the LWCF drops $900 million into wildlife habitat, infrastructure, cultural heritage projects and acc...

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