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Ohio Environmentalists Push Lawmakers To Renew Land And Water Conservation Fund

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Ohio environmental leaders are among those in Washington pushing Congress to renew the Land and Water Conservation Fund, a 50-year-old program that's sent hundreds of millions of dollars to national parks and forests in Ohio around the U.S.

The fund expired last week after some Republicans from Western states blocked a vote over concerns about who controls federal lands.

For more on how a program that traditionally gets bipartisan support became entangled in a political fight, WOSU's Steve Brown spoke with Josh Knights from the Ohio chapter of The Nature Conservancy.

Click the play button above to hear their conversation