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Will Rogers, President of The Trust for Public Land, today issued the following statement after the release of details of President Trump's proposed FY 2019 Budget and infrastructure plan:

"Over the past year, we have seen the Trump Administration display a disturbing disregard for our environment and public lands. If enacted by Congress, the cuts and program eliminations proposed in the President's budget released today would wreak havoc on our outdoor economy and the millions of jobs it supports in our local communities. Further, these budget proposals will undermine cities and towns working hard to create a clean and healthy future for our country.

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President Trump today signed a bill naming a Montana mountain peak for the late Alex Diekmann, a Trust for Public Land Senior Project Manager who died of cancer two years ago.

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Any Cap and Trade expenditure plan approved by California should invest in programs like greening urban areas, landscape adaptation, and protecting wetlands, The Trust for Public Land said today.

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Will Rogers, President of The Trust for Public Land, today issued the following statement on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s report today showing that natural disasters cost the U.S. a record $306 billion in 2017:

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We urge the Senate to continue its work and ensure that the Land and Water Conservation Fund is permanently reauthorized.

Our public lands not only make our communities healthier and happier, but are also a driver of economic growth across the country - and today’s action in the U.S. Senate is a big step forward to providing access to public lands for hunters, fishermen, hikers, bikers, birders and all those who love the outdoors.

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Voters across America last night passed local and state ballot measures that will provide more than $1.5 billion for parks and conservation. Of 30 local park and open space measures on the ballot, 26 passed. Earlier in 2017, 11 local measures had been voted on, and 10 passed.

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Will Rogers, President of The Trust for Public Land, today issued the following statement after The Washington Post reported that Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has proposed that President Trump reduce protections at ten national monuments:

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