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Editorial | After Trump is gone, time to make USNPS independent of DOI

Under this administration, nothing is sacred as we watch the nation’s crown jewels being recut for the rings of robber barons.


For more than 100 years, professional management of our national parks has been respected under both Democratic and Republican administrations. Yes, they have different priorities, the Democrats often expanding the system and the Republicans historically focused on building facilities in the parks for expanding visitation. But the career public servants of the National Park Service (NPS), charged with stewarding America’s most important places, such as the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone and the Statue of Liberty, were left to do their jobs.


https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/jan/10/us-national-parks-dismantling-under-way