$1.5 Billion Dollar National Parks Bill Was Introduced to The House on Friday

$1.5 Billion Dollar National Parks Bill Was Introduced to The House on Friday

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$1.5 Billion Dollar National Parks Bill Was Introduced to The House on Friday

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As the National Parks Servie prepares to celebrate its 100th year anniversary, Democratic house representative Raul Grijalva from Arizona and five other house reps introduced a bill on Friday that would create $1.5 billion in funding for the ailing national parks system reports Outside Magazine. Earlier in the month during his trip to Alaska (some of which was spent eating salmon with Bear Gryll’s), President Obama asked Congress help him pass the bill he termed The National Park Service Centennial Act.

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The funding would be sourced from donations, taxes, commercial partnerships, and fee increases according to USA Today. Currently, the NPS is in need of $11.5 billion for maintenance projects that have been “deferred” due to lack of funding.

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