18 Nov '11, 10pm

As Congress Moves to Slash Budget for Conservation & National Parks, Businessmen Speak Out

As Congress Moves to Slash Budget for Conservation & National Parks, Businessmen Speak Out

Wolfgang Staudt via Flickr /CC BY 2.0 As you're likely aware, Congress is looking to take an axe to a number of federal programs, ostensibly to trim excess spending and rein in the deficit. And though the 'Super committee' appointed to slash the budget will likely have great difficulty carrying out its cuts , there are still a good deal of vital programs on the cutting board. And among those discussed, unfortunately, are programs that help preserve the American wilderness for future generations and allow current ones to enjoy it. National parks, resource protection, and historic landmarks are facing steep budget cuts. Austerity-minded conservatives argue that the nation can no longer afford to pay for the upkeep of public lands, or to preserve them from industrial interests. Jon Nau explains in the Hill why this is such a travesty -- and why we can't afford not to keep con...

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