Conservation Vs. Recreation At National Parks

Two new proposals that would give private sectors control of national parks have sparked outrage among
November 7, 2005, 6am PST | Brenda Meyer
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"In August, the Interior Department proposed new rules that would have defined livestock grazing and mining as legitimate uses of national parks, even those as important to this nation's heritage and tourism as Yellowstone. The rules also would have allowed liberal use of noisy, polluting off-road vehicles and snowmobiles in the parks. The plan's author, Paul Hoffman, deputy assistant Interior secretary, advocated greater use of snowmobiles in Yellowstone in his former job as director of the Chamber of Commerce in Cody, Wy."

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Published on Thursday, November 3, 2005 in The Los Angeles Times
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