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A narrow path for Biden’s ambitious land conservation plan

By Sarah Kaplan and Juliet Eilperin Photo: Katherine Frey/The Washington Post

Months after President Biden set a goal of conserving 30 percent of the nation’s land and waters by 2030, the administration Thursday laid out broad principles — but few details — for achieving that vision.

The new 22-page document from the Commerce, Interior and Agriculture Departments highlights one of the Biden administration’s central challenges: Having committed to bold environmental goals during their early days in power, officials now face the more uncertain and contentious task of figuring out how to follow through on those ambitions.
05/07/21
                                                               

Biden’s plan would boost conservation of US lands, waters

By MATTHEW DALY

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration on Thursday detailed steps to achieve an ambitious goal to conserve nearly one-third of America’s lands and waters by 2030, relying on voluntary efforts to preserve public, private and tribal areas while also helping tackle climate change and create jobs.

05/07/21
                                                               

Biden Administration Releases America The Beautiful plan to Reach 30×30

By Amy Lupica, ODP Staff Writer

On Thursday, the Biden administration announced detailed steps to protect 30% of America’s lands and waters by 2030. The report, titled “Conserving and Restoring America the Beautiful,” calls for a 10-year commitment to making conservation and restoration a priority.

05/07/21
                                                               

450 State and Local Officials Support Biden on #30×30 Executive Order

By Amy Lupica, ODP Staff Writer Photo: U.S. Bureau of Land Management

In an open letter, 450 elected officials from all around the U.S. support President Biden’s Executive Order action this week to protect 30% of U.S. lands and waters by 2030. The officials hope that the president will lead a swift and aggressive campaign to combat global warming and the extinction crisis through conserving land and ocean spaces for the benefit of nature. Biden has also pledged to reverse a number of the Trump administration’s environmental rollbacks, many of which reduced protections for key public lands and infringed on Indigenous sovereignty.

01/29/21