Thu, 7 June 2018
If our National Parks are looking a little run down, it’s because there is an $11 billion backlog of undone maintenance on everything from roads and guard-rails to rest rooms. Elizabeth Miller of the Santa Fe Reporter, Backpacker and The Guardian USA on the Trump Administration’s plan to pay for repairs with money raised by leasing out more public lands, including National park lands for energy development. Could National Parks maintenance be paid for out of general tax revenues? Of course, but that’s not the White House’s choice.