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Towns, States Are Ponying Up to Keep National Parks Open

 
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Towns, States Are Ponying Up to Keep National Parks Open
Up yours, Feds!


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(WSJ) - As the federal-government shutdown entered its fifth day Saturday, state and local governments were searching for ways to keep attractions open, especially in places where local economies largely depend on the parks. Some are willing to pay to keep the parks going during these final crucial weeks of prime tourist season, before winter sets in.

In Wisconsin, officials are keeping seven federally subsidized state-owned forest, wildlife and recreation areas open, even after receiving instructions from the federal Department of the Interior to close them. The state lands depend on federal funds for 18% of their budgets, or $701,000 total...

Lawmakers in Maryland have worked out a small exception to the federal shutdown to allow several hundred family members to honor firefighters who died in the line of duty at the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial in Emmitsburg, Md., this weekend...

But the federal government turned down Republican South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard's offer to keep the Mount Rushmore National Memorial open with state workers. The National Park Service told state officials that it was required to use federal employees, not state employees, at the monument, and that opening Mount Rushmore would set a precedent to open the other federal parks...

Federal officials have so far rebuffed offers from Arizona state and local officials to pay for reopening at least a portion of Grand Canyon National Park.

Republican Gov. Jan Brewer, famous for her run-ins with the Obama administration, at first this past week released a statement saying her state "cannot afford to bail out the federal government," but then offered to use state funds to reopen the park...

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Re: Towns, States Are Ponying Up to Keep National Parks Open
Why?

FUCK the parks?

Gives a shit.
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Re: Towns, States Are Ponying Up to Keep National Parks Open
Why?

FUCK the parks?

Gives a shit.
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The parks belong to the people, including douche bag you.
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Re: Towns, States Are Ponying Up to Keep National Parks Open
Sadly it won't work. More and more it looks like the national parks have been established as strategic locations. I'd actually expect you'll see even more security in response to this.
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10/05/2013 05:04 PM
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Re: Towns, States Are Ponying Up to Keep National Parks Open
They don't belong to the Federal Gov. and another thing Obama is not the one over it, it is the Congress. So, if the states want to ask anyone ask Congress. If they refuse, do it under eliminate domain, if it is in their state, take it back!

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