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By Don C. Brunell
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Good news that would make 'Scoop' Jackson happy


Last updated 8/13/2020 at 11:11am

That actually happened in the course of the last month. The result would undoubtedly please the legendary U.S. Senator Henry "Scoop" Jackson (D-WA) - the master problem solver.

In March, President Trump signaled he supported legislation that would fund the backlog of National Parks and natural resources maintenance work. The money would come from the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) which was established in 1964 when Jackson, a prominent Democrat, sponsored legislation to put to set aside a portion of federal oil and gas royalties for repairs on public lands.

Over the years, the fund...

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