Report: America’s ‘Best Idea’ is Under Attack

May 24, 2013 by   - () Leave a Comment

U.S. Rep. Ed Markey, D-Mass.

Just ahead of the Memorial Day Weekend, the traditional kickoff to summer, a Democratic congressman has released a report pointing to how the budget sequestration has impacted the National Park System, citing reduced search-and-rescue capabilities in some parks to dirtier restrooms in others, National Parks Traveler reported.

“Because of recent sequester cuts … parks are closing or delaying the opening of roads, campgrounds and facilities, reducing their hours of operation and visitor services, and deferring or forgoing maintenance, all of which threatens to reduce the number of visitors who spend money in nearby communities,” reads the report issued today by U.S. Rep. Ed Markey, D-Mass., the ranking Democrat on the House Natural Resources Committee. “Simply put, America’s best idea is under attack by America’s worst idea.”

Click here to read the entire story in National Parks Traveler.




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