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National parks and the dollars and sense of the government shut-down

I have discovered a silver lining to the government shut-down: national parks are getting publicity. As someone whose professional life is dedicated to helping protect Shenandoah National Park, I am heartened that the status of national parks is featured in many of the public debates on the shut-down. Americans love their national parks. Denying them […]

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Environmentalists say Shenandoah National Park at risk

State and local environmental protection advocates gathered in Darden Towe Park on Wednesday to warn about federal legislation that they said poses a clear and present danger to the Shenandoah National Park and other wilderness lands in Virginia. Activists said unless the bills pending in Congress are stopped, wilderness areas in Virginia will be threatened […]