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12-20-21 | Economic News

2021 Economic Review and 2022 Outlook - Conservation

Infrastructure

The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act is said to reauthorize and replenishing the Abandoned Mine Land Trust Fund, which will establishing the Wildlife Crossings Pilot Program and provide unprecedented funding for hydro connectivity projects and water management.

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"Congress is empowering the creation of thousands of high quality non-exportable American jobs while ensuring programs and policies support the optimization of services that our unique ecosystems provide nationwide for all citizens such as flood attenuation, clean air and clean water," said Ron Regan, Executive Director for the Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies (AFWA). "State fish and wildlife agencies stand ready to work with their state and federal agency partners in implementing the important conservation provisions in this historic Act." Furthermore, AFWA is pleased with the $11.3 billion funding toward the Abandoned Mine Land Trust, $1 billion in funding for hydro connectivity projects and aquatic organism passage, and $350 million in competitive grants for wildlife crossings structures.
https://www.fishwildlife.org/landing/blog/association-applauds-passage-bipartisan-infrastructure-package-and-additional-conservation-funding

Filed Under: ECONOMY, FORECAST, CONSERVATION
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