National Parks under Pressure

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From Maine to California, America's most popular government program is in trouble, just as vacation season gets under way. Some 300 million people visit national parks, monuments and other federally protected places every year. Despite increased appropriations, almost 400 of these may cut services to meet increasing costs, and managers at 12 of the most highly visited facilities say they can't meet their budgets. Meantime, the Department of Energy and Bureau of Land Management are under orders from Congress to speed approval of "energy corridors" to bring gas and electricity to the booming Southwest. Will Yellowstone, Bryce Canyon, Shenandoah, and Acadia offer travelers what they expect? Do energy corridors threaten protection of parks and other public lands for future generations?
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President Bush nominates Henry Paulson as Treasury Secretary

Goldman Sachs CEO Henry Paulson

New York Times' article on Treasury nomination

GAO report on funding trends and response of selected parks for 2001 --- 2005

Energy Policy Act of 2005

California Energy Commission on Federal Energy Corridors

Explorers Web on David Sharp



Warren Olney