TPL Praises House Committee Vote

WASHINGTON, 7/25/01 – The Trust for Public Land(TPL), a national conservation organization which protects land for public use, on Wednesday praised the House Resources Committee for moving toward permanent funding for land protection around the nation.

“Today, the House Resources Committee voted 29-12 to approve the Conservation and Reinvestment Act(CARA) and we appreciate this continued progress toward permanent federal funding for land and resource protection around the nation,” said Alan Front, TPL Senior Vice President. “Rep. James Hansen, the chairman, and Rep. Nick Rahall, the ranking member of the committee, are to be congratulated for their hard work in producing this legislation.”

“Today’s overwhelming committee action is an important first step toward enactment of CARA. We look forward to working with the House and Senate to secure passage of legislation that will save the very best of communities across America,” said Front.

The Trust for Public Land, established in 1972, specializes in conservation real estate, applying its expertise in negotiations, public finance, and law, to protect land for people to enjoy as parks, greenways, community gardens, urban playgrounds, and wilderness. Across the nation, TPL has helped protect more than 1.5 million acres. For more information, visit TPL on the web at