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Time To Change The National Park Service  
User currently offlineHalls120 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (9 years 1 month 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2384 times:

This really pisses me off. The NPS complains about not having enough money to maintain the parks system, they cut back access to popular parks like Yosemite (because we are loving hem to death), and yet they have no problem with denying the public access to lands which are supposed to be open to the entire public - not just the rich and privileged.

Audit Finds Exclusive Clubs 'Monopolize' Public Parkland
Similar Conclusion in 1984 Had Little Effect at National Park Service
By Elizabeth Williamson
Washington Post Staff Writer
Sunday, April 29, 2007; Page A08

The National Park Service has for decades allowed members-only beach, yacht and sports clubs -- including New York City's largest beach resort -- to "monopolize" public lands that by law should be open to all, an Interior Department audit shows.

The audit also found that the Park Service did not consider "environmental consequences" for 18 of 20 sites included in the survey.

The clubs "have enjoyed exclusive rights to public lands through restrictive and costly memberships that deny the general public the same benefits," the report says. "In some instances, the National Park Service has authorized this exclusivity for 30 or more years."

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User currently offlineTedTAce From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 1 month 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2353 times:

A very dissapointing story.

User currently offlineFlyorski From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 1004 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (9 years 1 month 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2336 times:

The Elites don't think they have to abide by the laws of civilization..................

"None are more hopelessly enslaved, than those who falsly believe they are free" -Goethe
User currently offlineBHMBAGLOCK From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 2698 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (9 years 1 month 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2325 times:

Can we set one of these clubs up at El Cap?


Base Jumpers of the World

Seriously, I agree fully with you on this one.

Where are all of my respected members going?
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