With House Republicans off to a slow start to picking a new Speaker of the House, it is unclear when progress might be made on funding the government past the current continuing resolution (which is set to expire on November 17th). This is of consequential impact to the outdoors, with funding on the line for key agencies focused on recreation - the Department of the Interior, the Department of Agriculture, the Department of Commerce, and more.
Furthermore, the Department of the Interior released an implementation plan for phasing out all single-use plastic products on Department-managed lands by 2032. Additionally, leaders of the Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee have officially introduced the America’s Revegetation and Carbon Sequestration (ARCs) Act, which would develop regional revegetation plans to sequester carbon and allow money exchanged for carbon credits to be used for fire prevention.
Check it all out and more in the latest Outdoor Report!