Sequester to Slam National Parks
Posted at 8 a.m. on Feb. 26
The Hill reports that “allowing automatic budget cuts scheduled to take effect Friday would devastate national parks and surrounding communities,” according to Interior Secretary Ken Salazar.
“The looming sequester has forced Interior to put a hold on hiring seasonal summer staff, Salazar said. Contracts for parks that require some preparatory work for the busy season that begins in March — such as plowing roads — are also frozen.”
“Safety personnel also would likely diminish, pushing parks to curtail use of some hiking trails and campgrounds.”