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    Petri Amendment FAILS

    An FYI to anyone interested.

    February 2, 2012: The Petri amendment FAILED on a committee vote. It would have restored dedicated funding for Transportation Enhancements, state bike coordinators, and Safe Routes to School programs, as well as restoring eligibility for rail corridor preservation. The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee voted 29-27 against the amendment to H.R. 7, "The American Energy & Infrastructure Jobs Act."
    Reauthorization of federal transportation funding trails and greenways from American Trails


    Budget cuts we will see this year.
    Taken from: 2011 Federal Budget: funding issues for trails, enhancements, and bike/pedesrian programs

    * Park Service operations: $2.243 billion, or $6.9 million less than the $2.250 billion in fiscal 2011. The administration request was $2.297 billion.

    * Park Service construction: $152 million, or $58 million less than the $210 million in fiscal 2011. The administration request was $152 million.

    * Park Service recreation and preservation: $49.4 million or almost $10 million less than the $59 million in fiscal 2011. The administration request was $51.6 million.

    * National Forest System: $1.547 billion, or $2 million more than the $1.545 billion in fiscal 2011.

    * National forest recreation management: $281.6 million, or the same as fiscal 2011. The administration requested $290.5 million

    * BLM recreation management: $67.6 million, or $1.2 million less than the fiscal 2011 level of $68.8 million. The administration requested $76.8 million.

    * BLM NLCS: $20 million, or $11.9 million less than the fiscal 2011 appropriation of $31.9 million. The administration requested $39.3 million.

    * FWS refuge management: $455 million, or $37 million less than the fiscal 2011 appropriation of $492 million. The administration requested $503 million.


    The Land and Water Conservation Fund took a big hit:

    Federal side of LWCF: $43.9 million, or $123 million less than the $165 million appropriation in fiscal 2011. The administration request was $465 million.
    State side of LWCF: $2.8 million, or $37.2 million less than the $40 million in fiscal 2011. The administration request was $160 million.

    Bureau of Land Management also faces a slight decrease: $1 billion for FY 2012, a decrease of $63 million from last year.

    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service would receive a 21% cut: $1.2 billion budget is $315 million below last year’s level.

    Land and Water Conservation Fund: March 7, 2011: The House version of the Continuing Resolution cuts LWCF by 90% from the proposed FY 11 levels and by 87% from FY 10 enacted levels. The Senate version of the bill reduces LWCF overall by 27 % from the FY 11 budget proposal and by 17% from FY 10 enacted levels.

    Read More and Act if you so choose. The links are at the bottom of the page.
    2011 Federal Budget: funding issues for trails, enhancements, and bike/pedesrian programs

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    I say, taze those sum*****es!
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    That's what we get for rolling all that money over instead of spending it. Now the Feds can take it back. We're so ****ed.

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    Let's hope the administration for each of these agencies padded their request a bit and actually got close to what they needed. . (Probably not.)

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