57.3 - Consider using federal and state on-shore oil and gas revenue to fund monitoring

Text from the Recreational Hunting and Wildlife Conservation Plan, 2008, Page 47

Conduct necessary budgetary analysis to consider using federal and state on-shore oil and gas revenue to fund monitoring.

Assessment of Status: Partially Complete

In the past, outdoor groups have coalesced around the idea of using a certain amount of revenue generated from oil and gas development in the outer continental shelf for conservation and land acquisition. That legislation, the Conservation and Reinvestment Act (CARA) did not pass into law. However, there are new efforts to utilize revenue sharing from oil and gas development into a larger conservation package for states.

Although Congress has yet to pass legislation related to revenue sharing, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee is actively drafting legislation that may provide dedicated sources for conservation funding.

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