This land is your land, this land is my land(hopefully you read that in a tune), Trump has just officially signed the Great American Outdoors Act.
This is the biggest conservation bill enacted by a President since Theodore Roosevelt.
Trump states “I’m signing today builds on my administration’s unwavering commitment to conserving and — the grandeur and the splendor of God’s creation. This is truly God’s creation.”
Fox News had this to say about the President signing the Great Outdoors Act:
President Trump signed a bipartisan bill on Tuesday that will pay for repairs at national parks, permanently finance the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and create thousands of jobs.
The investment under the Great American Outdoors Act, heralded as the most significant conservation bill in a generation, is the biggest for parks since President Theodore Roosevelt’s administration in the early 1900s, he said.
“We are proving that we can protect [our] treasured environment without bludgeoning our workers and crushing our businesses,” Trump said. “This is record-setting stuff.”
WHAT IS THE GREAT AMERICAN OUTDOORS ACT?
The National Park Service accounts for 84 million acres of land at 400 different sites, but as of 2019, they were due for $11.9 billion in deferred maintenance and repairs. The bill will direct up to $6.65 billion to priority fixes and up to $3 billion for agencies such as the Fish and Wildlife Service.
In addition, the bill will allocate $900 million each year to the conservation fund. The program – which has existed for half a century – has been plagued by funding shortfalls.
“This is a big win for conservation,” said Sen. Steve Daines, R-Montana. “It’s a big win for jobs. It’s a big win for our Montana way of life. It’s a big win for bipartisanship. And, perhaps it’s only fitting it took public lands to bring a divided government together.”
The Great American Outdoors Act guarantees $900 million each year for the Land and Water Conservation Fund, used to repair and maintain wildlife parks, national monuments, historic battlefields, and more. pic.twitter.com/cUfRyXhNRC
— The White House 45 Archived (@WhiteHouse45) August 4, 2020
It’s a historic day for America! Today, President @realDonaldTrump officially signed the Great American Outdoors Act, ensuring our Nation’s vast natural resources are preserved for generations to come! pic.twitter.com/oXGFOKZe95
— Mike Pence (@Mike_Pence) August 4, 2020
As the left continues to condone National Parks being defaced, Trump is doing the best he can to ensure America’s next generation that there will be an America tomorrow.