Re: Let's keep this Forum Death Valley related!
Posted by You Had To Ask! on July 08, 2002 at 22:17:52:
In Reply to: Re: Let's keep this Forum Death Valley related! posted by Bob on July 08, 2002 at 19:54:54:
Relevance? Death Valley is a prime example of an out-of-control tyrannical federal government - the exact issues being raised in the two earlier diatribes. The NPS sponsored some of the biggest governmental land grabs in history at Death Valley, all in the name of enviornmental concerns; while killing off one of its native species (the wild burro)and spending all of its infastructure budget this year remodeling the park's service buildings and planning an assult on its own enviornment with the Badwater project. The park established a visitor's fee, but won't provide a convenient payment method while mounting an enforcement effort by the Rangers whose real job is to inform and teach, not drive around packing assult weapons and confronting the visitors. The park is about to allow a large mining expansion into South Park Canyon while at the same time continuing to close existing vehicle routes to the public in the name of the enviornment. If you really love Death Valley, and want to continue enjoying YOUR public lands, you should take such issues very seriously and be ready to help take out the real evil-doers; Uncle Sam and his cronies.