Editorial: Dem's, GOP's rush to embrace O&G drilling on public lands should stop at NP boundaries
As the two candidates went at it during the debate at Hofstra University two weeks ago, their disagreement over whether President Barack Obama had increased or decreased oil and gas production on federal lands got me thinking: Uh-oh.
This summer, my wife and I made a long-dreamed-of trip to some of our national parks: Grand Canyon, Zion, Bryce, Yellowstone and Grand Teton. On a wall at Zion, I read this description of the mission of the National Park Service, an agency at the heart of what America does best: "Beginning with Yellowstone, the idea of a national park was an American invention of historic consequences." This got me a bit emotional.
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