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Update: Seizure Threat Accelerates Land Acquisition for Flight 93 Memorial

The Flight 93 National Memorial won’t be ready for dedication on the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks if land acquisition efforts remain stalled. Interior Secretary Salazar will order seizure of the land if willing seller agreements cannot be reached by the end of this week.

Vehicle Passes Still Available for Great Smoky Mountains National Park's 75th Anniversary Concert

Vehicle passes for those wanting to attend the 75th anniversary concert at Great Smoky Mountains National Park are still available, but if you plan to go, cross your fingers that the weather will cooperate. Park officials note that rain could wipe out the concert and there are no plans to make up the event and no refunds will be given.

Updated: Coal Mine Proposed North Of Glacier National Park Strains US-Canadian Relations

The longstanding relations between the United States and Canada are being strained a bit by a proposal to mine for coal in a biologically diverse region of British Columbia that just happens to be upstream of Glacier National Park.
UNESCO-Waterton-Glacier.pdf DOI-Comments-Lodgepole-Coal-Mine-2-21-07-FINAL.pdf

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