Between them, the National Park Service, Forest Service, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management, & Bureau of Indian Education manage many of America’s most important public lands. This bipartisan bill would use revenue from energy development on other lands to fund a $12 billion backlog of much-needed restoration and maintenance projects on the lands these agencies manage, which will benefit many Americans for years to come.
Using tax revenue from energy developed on other federal lands to fund maintenance at national parks and federally-held public lands frequented by the public would make it harder for the U.S. to stop using fossil fuels. Instead, Congress should spend more money on public land maintenance and relevant agencies should raise their fees for consumers.