Protectors of Natural Resources

McGrath, Courtney
March 2006
Planning;Mar2006, Vol. 72 Issue 3, p25
Trade Publication
The article talks about Representative Mary Landrieu of Louisiana and Representative Curt Weldon of Pennsylvania. Both are recipients of the 2006 Legislator of the Year Award for their commitment to planning. Landrieu sponsored the Americans Outdoors Act which aid localities and states foster more physically active communities by dedicating $1.6 billion in payments to states from offshore oil drilling. The money would assist local governments in improving local park and recreation systems and would ensure adequate funding for conserving and restoring wildlife. Weldon has taken leadership on issues ranging from national security to environment, he pushes for the wildlife refuge system, and gives funding approval for wetlands preservation and wildlife refuges. Weldon cosponsored the Safe Communities Act of 2005 with Representative Earl Blumenauer in July.


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