Yellowstone Park Superintendent Suzanne Lewis is reportedly very happy about the unexpected increase in the proposed budget. Maybe there are no strings attached, but I’m still looking for the privatization angle — will result be “Yellowstone brought to you by Haliburton?”

Park officials thrilled about Bush’s proposed budget. By Mike Stark. Billings Gazette.

Park plan relies on private donations. by Brodie Farquhar. Casper Star Tribune.

 
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Ralph Maughan

Dr. Ralph Maughan is professor emeritus of political science at Idaho State University with specialties in natural resource politics, public opinion, interest groups, political parties, voting and elections. Aside from academic publications, he is author or co-author of three hiking/backpacking guides, and he is President of the Western Watersheds Project.

3 Responses to Bush increase for national parks said to rely on private donations.

  1. avatar Buffaloed says:

    More like “Yellowstone, brought to you by Disney”

  2. avatar kt says:

    Folks might want to look at the wildwilderness blog, like:

    http://www.wildwilderness.org/blog/awful-budget.html

    to see what the budget really means in the coming days.

  3. avatar Zen says:

    Thanks for the link kt.

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