The NM Political Report reports that all of the New Mexico projects proposed to the U.S. Department of Interior (DOI) for the Land and Water Conservation Fund were denied. The LWCF received $900 million annually under the Great American Outdoors Act, which was passed by Congress and signed into law by President Donald Trump in August. The final project list from the DOI includes 20 projects across 24 states, but doesn’t include any of the projects proposed for New Mexico. Conversely, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s final project list includes all six of the proposed projects for New Mexico.
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