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Emigrant Peak is seen rising above the Paradise Valley and the Yellowstone River near Emigrant, Mont. in 2018. Lawmakers have reached bipartisan agreement on an election-year deal to double spending on a popular conservation program and devote nearly $3 billion a year to improve and maintain national parks.

ELKHART — Lawmakers and RV industry officials alike on Thursday were applauding passage of a bipartisan Senate bill that would spend nearly $3 billion annually on conservation projects, outdoor recreation and maintenance of national parks and other public lands.

Supporters say the measure would be the most significant conservation legislation enacted in nearly half a century.

AP contributed to this report.

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Joe King

Indiana Transport and the Roeders' tore down 40 acres of woods and filled in a stream in order to make a parking lot to store RV's...many of them from the companies mentioned here....I wish Indiana Transport and other RV transport companies would share some of the appreciation for the environment.

fire111

Where is this land ? Wonder if they got permission from the DNR to fill in that stream. That could be a Big problem!

trawetst

So glad that someone feels as strongly as I do, about wiping out forests, so they can create yet another parking lot. Why not demolish an existing condemned building instead ? Give these people some incentive to use land that has already been paved.

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