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Ducks Unlimited Conservation Issues Briefing: Vol. 1, #3

Louisiana governor dedicates $300 million to coastal restoration

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is proposing $300 million to help protect and rebuild Louisiana's coast, which is critical to the state's annual waterfowl migration, as well as nationally imported seafood, oil and gas industries. This funding must be approved by the Louisiana state legislature before it can be implemented. Read more

Louisiana wetland

Minnesota Farmers Union supports Clean Water Restoration Act

Minnesota DUThe Minnesota Farmers Union (MFU) joined a growing list of supporters for the Clean Water Restoration Act, signaling their support for the bill in a letter to Sen. Amy Klobuchar (Minn.). Calling America's farmers and ranchers the "best soil and water conservationists," MFU President Doug Peterson endorsed the bill, which would restore Clean Water Act protections to millions of acres of wetlands and thousands of miles of streams. Read more

Record funding for North American Wetlands Conservation Act, refuges

The House Interior Appropriations Subcommittee recommended a record increase to the North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA)—$52 million for the 2010 fiscal year, which is a $10 million increase. DU members and supporters were integral to this success, sending e-mails and making phone calls to their representatives and senators urging them to support the highest funding possible for NAWCA. Read more

North Dakota governor denies DU
land buy

North Dakota Gov. John Hoeven denied DU's attempt to purchase land in McLean County, N.D., the third such request that has been denied. Ducks Unlimited Director of Conservation Programs Jim Ringelman called the law behind the the governor's decision "unjust" and "unfortunate." Read more

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