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Sen. Reid pushes Tahoe land preservation with $2 million

Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., said he has a New Year’s gift for Lake Tahoe – $2 million.

Reid, a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced Monday he secured $2 million from the Land and Water Conservation Fund to be used to purchase environmentally sensitive lands around the lake.

“For years, the Land and Water Conservation Fund was one of the most important tools we had to preserve and protect special places like Lake Tahoe,” Reid said. “However, for the past few years, the LCF has been under funded.”



The funds are in addition to a $1 million earmark Reid obtained from the 1999 Appropriations Bill.

“Thanks to the national interest generated by the 1997 Lake Tahoe Presidential Summit, we were able to secure $1 million from the 1999 budget to help save lands around the lake,” Reid said. “This additional $2 million in funding, above and beyond what we originally secured, will allow us to double our efforts to improve water quality and public access to this national treasure.”




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