Everglades National Park
The Obama Administration is touting the economic benefits of the great outdoors ... but the lion's share of that clout is based on a five-year-old study.
It's been nearly four years since Republican presidential hopeful Fred Thompson said he would support drilling for oil beneath Everglades National Park if there were substantial reserves there. Well, Mr. Thompson soon left that race, but another GOP presidential hopeful says she'd do the same thing.
Eight words in two odd sentences contained all the information you needed.
Once you put it together, you can see that it's really very simple.
Florida Court Rules Against Plan That Would Have Placed Big Box Store Next to Everglades National Park
A Florida court has ruled against a plan that would have allowed a big-box home improvement store to be built on wetlands near Everglades National Park, according to the National Parks Conservation Association.
President Obama's FY12 budget request, if approved by Congress, would give the National Park Service a $2.9 billion budget, an increase of nearly $138 million above current funding levels.
Traveler's View: The National Park Service Failed Its Mission With Plan For Addition Lands at Big Cypress National Preserve
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|Alcee Hastings - Letter to Director Jarvis-ORV-Feb3 2011.pdf||145.08 KB|
There's still no lodge to head into at day's end at Flamingo in Everglades National Park, but there soon will be electrical hookups at the campground there.
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Can the irony be any richer? A Republican congressional candidate in North Dakota has suggested drilling for oil and natural gas beneath Theodore Roosevelt National Park. But then, Rick Berg is only the latest GOP candidate to cast eyes on a national park for energy exploration.