For Immediate Release
Contact: Jon Conradi
Washington, D.C. – Partnership for Conservation (P4C) Executive Director Robert Ramsay issued the following statement in response to the introduction of conservation easement legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives (bill number not yet available) that is similar to Senate legislation introduced previously (S. 170):
“Private conservation easements, including those achieved through partnerships, are critical to protecting natural habitats, tackling the threat of climate change and preserving the character of America’s open spaces,” said P4C executive director Robert Ramsay. “Legislative solutions should not discriminate against an important class of land ownership, but instead should focus on strengthening conservation efforts while stopping the limited instances of abuse.”
“While we do not agree with the language of this bill, we look forward to using its introduction as an opportunity to bring stakeholders together to discuss commonsense solutions that address issues of valuation and transparency and make the conservation easement process more efficient, open and accountable,” Ramsay said.
Read more on P4C’s legislative proposals here.