The initiative is designed to support projects to restore national parks.
US President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed a bill to create a fund to restore national parks and public lands, which is designed to revive deferred projects in this area, making up for the missing funding.
The bill, which the White House calls the largest environmental initiative in decades, was introduced in the Senate in March this year. It was passed by the Senate in June and the House of Representatives in July.
As noted by interior Minister David Bernhardt, the initiative, which has enjoyed the continued support of President Trump, will “fix outdated infrastructure in national parks and provide permanent funding for environmental projects.”
Among those present at the signing ceremony: Vice President Mike Pence, White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, and a number of other representatives of the administration and Congress.