Senator Gains Funding for Puget Sound Restoration (USA)

U.S. Senator Patty Murray released the following statement after U.S. President Obama released his 2015 federal budget proposal, which includes $900 million for the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), a nearly 300% increase from 2014 funding levels, and $25 million for Puget Sound recovery through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Geographic Programs.

The President’s proposal is written within the framework of last year’s bipartisan budget agreement that Senator Murray, as Chair of the Senate Budget Committee, reached with Paul Ryan, Chair of the U.S. House Budget Committee.

In Washington state, we know better than most that it’s absolutely critical protect our natural resources, not only for the environment, but also for our economy,” said Senator Murray. “I’m very encouraged that the President has made such strong commitments to the Land and Water Conservation Fund and Puget Sound restoration efforts in his budget request, and I will be working hard to meet these funding levels in the Appropriations process this year.

The President’s 2015 budget proposal includes:

– $900 million for the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) will protect some of America’s most treasured landscapes, enhance recreational opportunities, and support local economies;

– LWCF dollars have been used in projects across Washington state, including at Mount Rainier and in the Yakima River watershed;

– In the 50th anniversary year of the creation of LWCF, continued funding demonstrates the lasting importance it plays in the national landscape;

– Land and water conservation has traditionally enjoyed broad, bipartisan support and funds have been used to acquire land, improve access for hunters and anglers, and support rural economies across the country:

– $25 million for the Puget Sound, a match of the final funding level for 2014, and an increase of almost $8 million for the President’s Budget Request last year;

– Puget Sound is an economic driver in Washington state, and the Sound’s recovery, protection, and cleanup are funded through the Geographic Programs account in EPA;

– This funding provides federal leadership and supports implementation of the Puget Sound Action Agenda, a coordinated plan to recover, restore, and protect the Puget Sound watershed and relying on the coordinated efforts of tribal, business, nonprofit, local government and state agencies;

– The environmental and economic future of Washington state is closely tied to the health of Puget Sound, and this money will help continue those efforts as well as support the recovery of several Endangered Species Act-listed salmon species.

Press Release, March 5, 2014

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