22 Nov '11, 12am

Failure of Congressional Super Committee Threatens America’s National Parks #MadeInAmerica

“As the congressional Super Committee announced its failure to reach a budget deal today, we are extremely concerned with the impacts that failure could have on our national parks. According to Congress’ budget agreement made in August called the Budget Control Act of 2011, failure of the 12-member congressional panel sets in motion a process of sequestration, which will begin in January 2013. As the law currently stands, this process will lead to mandatory cuts to discretionary spending across-the-board which means national parks could see nine percent cuts that will also harm local businesses, jobs, and the protection of our national heritage. “It is difficult to overstate the devastating impact that a nine percent cut would have on our national parks. Mindless cuts to our national parks won’t resolve our fiscal crisis but they will threaten the parks, as well as harm co...

Full article: http://www.npca.org/news/media-center/press-releases/2011...

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