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The big environmental threat no one is talking about

The Hill
By Robert Ramsay
February 21, 2019

Across the nation, 6,000 acres of open land are lost to development each day. This trend is irreversible and continues to erode our environment and threaten the ability of my children – and their children, someday – to enjoy our natural habitats, clean air, drinking water and wildlife. In fact, between 2010 and 2060, total urban and developed land area is expected to increase from 30 million acres to 69 million acres.

At the same time, our country’s state and federal investments in conservation are dwindling and will also be constrained by historic deficits and other public obligations. In fact, today’s federal investment in land, water and wildlife programs only make up around 1 percent of the federal budget.

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