I’ve long ago given up on Trump’s Swamp dweller Ryan Zinke, secretary of the Department of Interior.
But he’s making the right noises here. Perhaps he’s learned something on the job.
Last year, our parks had 330 million visitors, with more visitors expected this year.
Unfortunately, our park system has been neglected and is in need of rebuilding. We are loving our parks to death. The backlog of critical maintenance and repairs in the National Park Service stands at $11.6 billion and until recently, addressing the backlog seemed to be out of our reach. …
A bipartisan bill that is now before the Senate would achieve this worthy goal. Thanks to the efforts of leaders like Sens. Rob Portman (R-Ohio), Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), Mark Warner (D-Va.), Angus King (I-Maine), and many others, the bill has momentum as others join to show their commitment to our public lands. I commend every senator involved in this effort for recognizing that preserving our parks is not a Republican or Democrat issue – it is an American issue. …
Bipartisan bill would bring needed funds to deteriorating National Park Service infrastructure
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