Budgets, Privatization Plans Threaten National Park System

As another summer vacation season begins this Memorial Day weekend, several former park-service executives voice fears that the entire national-park system is menaced by a hidden crisis.
May 27, 2003, 9am PDT | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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The Bush administration has increased spending on park-system maintenance and construction above what it inherited by $321 million over three years. But it still has provided only 15 cents for every dollar that it said was needed to repair long-overdue maintenance problems. The maintenance backlog may now be as high as $6 billion, according to the General Accounting Office, Congress' auditing arm.

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Published on Monday, May 26, 2003 in The Seattle Times
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