Jarvis nomination on hold, for now

Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Oklahoma, the man who held up Washington's Wild Sky Wilderness, has put a "hold" on confirmation of Jon Jarvis as the new director of the National Park Service.

Coburn and Rep. Rob Bishop, R-Utah, accuse the U.S. Interior Department of "slow-walking" a sweeping request for documents pertaining to the Grand Canyon National Park, according to the on-line publication Politico.

"We will not release Jarvis until we get legitimate answers to the questions," said Coburn. He acknowledged that Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, a former Senate colleague, has supplied much of the information.

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