Interior Poised for Parks Giveaway as Sec. Norton Departs! March 24, 2006 5:19 AM
A Somber Departure; Interior Poised for Parks Giveaway
The departing Secretary of Interior wants to leave a legacy. Unfortunately, it is not the kind of legacy the Secretary should be promoting. It appears as though RS2477 is rearing its ugly head once again, but this time parks and wilderness areas have been added to the bounty. Secretary of Interior Gale Norton has recently given her blessing to open up abandoned roads, winter sled-dog trails, old Jeep tracks and cattle paths--including those throughout national parks--for highway construction.
Take action: Every place where there has been a Jeep trail, a cow path or other road rarely traveled could be at risk under
RS 2477, resulting in a web of roads across some of America's most remote and unspoiled lands. Your senators have the power to halt this misguided application of a ridiculous, antiquated statute. Urge your senators to put a stop to RS 2477 today!
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