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Lamar Alexander says Most Important Conservation Legislation in Half a Century Heads to President’s Desk

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) today released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Great American Outdoors Act by an overwhelming 310-107 bipartisan vote. The Senate passed the legislation 73-25 on June 17th, 2020 and the bill now heads to the president’s desk to be signed into law.

The legislation includes the “Restore Our Parks Act” that Alexander first introduced in 2018 and permanent funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund, which President Reagan’s ’s Commission on Americans Outdoors recommended in 1985 when Alexander was its chairman.

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

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WWII Monument in North Carolina Vandalized with Praise for Communism

 

The White HouseWashington, D.C. – “A World War II monument in Charlotte, North Carolina, was targeted by vandals who spray-painted a hammer and sickle over the names of soldiers who died while fighting overseas,” Maddison Dibble writes in the Washington Examiner.
 
“Wayne White, a U.S. Air Force veteran, gathered a group of volunteers and began scrubbing the monument clean on Monday morning. He told Fox 46 that he was upset by the vandalism because it covered up the 507 names of people from Mecklenburg County who were ‘veterans and deserve the honor, respect, and dignity.’”

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Lamar Alexander says U.S. Senate Passes Most Important Conservation Legislation in a Half Century

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) has released the following statement after the U.S. Senate passed the Great American Outdoors Act by an overwhelming 73-25 bipartisan vote.

The legislation includes Alexander’s bill to restore the country’s 419 national parks and cut in half the national parks’ $12 billion deferred maintenance backlog, which the senator said will be “the biggest boost to our national parks in 50 years.” It also fully funds the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) permanently, a goal of Congress since 1964.   

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

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NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover takes images of Rock Outcrops on Mars

 

Written by Preston Dyches
NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationPasadena, CA – The layered geologic past of Mars is revealed in stunning detail in new color images returned by NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover, which is currently exploring the “Murray Buttes” region of lower Mount Sharp. The new images arguably rival photos taken in U.S. National Parks.

Curiosity took the images with its Mast Camera (Mastcam) on September 8th. The rover team plans to assemble several large, color mosaics from the multitude of images taken at this location in the near future.

Curiosity got close to this outcrop on Sept. 9, 2016, which displays finely layered rocks. (NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS)

Curiosity got close to this outcrop on Sept. 9, 2016, which displays finely layered rocks. (NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS)

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