On March 17, everyone is Irish. In my case, with ancestors coming from County Down, that's even more true. So when I heard last year that the charming Cape Cod town of Falmouth was turning itself into O'Falmouth Village and partying its little green heart out to celebrate Ireland's patron saint, I decided to check it out.
Despite the success of the Land and Water Conservation Fund, America is not benefiting from its full potential. The law allows for $900 million to be used each year. Only rarely have annual funding levels approached that amount despite it being only a fraction of the billions oil companies pay in in royalties.