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NACD Backs Legislation To Create Transparency In Conservation Litigation

The National Association of Conservation Districts is backing a pair of bills that will create more transparency in conservation litigation. NACD President Earl Garber says the problem is that legislation is needed to track payments to attorneys engaged in lawsuits effecting conservation. He says the Equal Access to Justice Act is their best shot at addressing the issue.

Garber says another beneficial piece of legislation they support is the Government Litigation Savings Act which would limit taxpayer funded reimbursements to groups that sue the federal government.  He says by passing these bills it would in the long run save money that could be used for needed conservation programs.

Garber has written House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte asking him to support both bills.

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