Hoffman's Tinkering Continues to Draw Heat
Paul Hoffman is continuing to get his 15 minutes of fame, although it might not be the fame he was hoping for. Unless he likes being ridiculed for his atrocious ideas on how to make a better national park system.
Today Hoffman, the deputy assistant secretary at the Interior Department who proposed sweeping revisions in the National Park Service's management policies, is being pilloried by the New York Times and even the Asheville Citizen-Times of Asheville, North Carolina.
In its editorial, which you can read here, the New York Times calls Hoffman's doodling "not a policy for protecting the parks. It is a policy for destroying them."
At the same time, the Asheville Citizen-Times says Hoffman's work seemingly attempts to redefine the parks' purpose, "all the way to enshrining mining and grazing as 'park purposes' and changing air quality standards." Read the details here.