Planet Earth

Are We There Yet?

Collide-a-ScapeBy Keith KloorMar 5, 2009 6:13 AM


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This book review pays tribute to the Civilian Conservation Corps. Westerners--particularly Coloradans--might be surprised to learn that their favorite hiking trails and scenic drives owes to this depression era-program. As Kurt Repanshek over at National Parks Traveler writes, the $920 million carved out in the stimulus package for National Park improvements is a "nice chunk of change." But it also

pales when compared to the $2.25 billion that the House of Representatives, under the urging of Rep. Norm Dicks, D-Washington, inserted into its version of the bill, and falls far, far shy of the estimated $9 billion maintenance backlog carried by the National Park Service.

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