CLCV calls on Congress to fully fund LWCF

Press Release
December 20, 2018


Thursday, December 20, 2018


Andy Kelley, [email protected], (510)844-0229

CLCV calls on Congress to fully fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund

CLCV urges CA's Congressional delegation to lead efforts to save LWCF, highlights polling showing overwhelming public support

OAKLAND — The California League of Conservation Voters (CLCV) today released the following statement in response to Congress failing to approve funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund before going into recess.


“Congress failed to protect an invaluable program that has safeguarded places from Lake Tahoe to the Sequoia National Forest,” said Mary Creasman, CEO of the California League of Conservation Voters. “California’s congressional delegation -- including our newly elected members -- must act boldly in the new year to re-authorize and fully fund these investments that are essential to growing our economy, preserving our natural heritage, and protecting our landscapes and communities from climate change.”


This vote comes following polling released earlier this session by CLCV that shows overwhelming support for environmental issues in key congressional districts across the state. The poll demonstrates that across party lines, voters want their Members of Congress to protect public lands, oppose offshore drilling, and support the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). Of particular note, independent voters support these important conservation issues.


This poll demonstrates that LWCF also has widespread support back home in key California Congressional Districts. When asked whether their Member of Congress should support LWCF, more than ⅔ of voters shared that they would like to see their representative publicly push for the program’s continuation. 


Polling Background and Further Information

The poll was conducted September 7-9, 2018. For Congressional Districts 25, 45, and 48, the poll surveyed approximately 500 voters. In the 4th Congressional District, the poll surveyed 706 voters. The poll has a +/- margin of error of 4.4% for the 25th, 45th, and 48th Congressional District polls. The 4th Congressional District poll has a +/- margin of error of 3.7%. For more information, visit Polling materials are also available here.

The political muscle of the environmental movement in America’s leading environmental state, the California League of Conservation Voters (CLCV) is the nation’s oldest grassroots environmental political action organization. CLCV uses sophisticated campaign tools to help elect pro-environment officials and to hold them accountable for passing legislation to protect health, communities and the environment. CLCV publishes the annual California Environmental Scorecard, which rates the actions of every state legislator and the governor on the state’s environmental priorities each legislative year. See more press releases.

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