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Thursday, April 26, 2018

Democrats fight over Ryan Zinke's plan to use energy revenue to fix national parks

Pipeline leaks, broken bathrooms, and potholed roads at America’s national parks have pushed some Democrats to hold their nose and support a Trump administration idea on how to fix it.

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has proposed paying for billions of dollars of repairs and maintenance in national parks with money the government collects from the development of oil, natural gas, wind, and solar energy on public lands.

The plan would create the Public Lands Infrastructure Fund of up to $18 billion over 10 years for maintenance and improvements in national parks, wildlife refuges, and Bureau of Indian Education schools. It would use royalty payments and lease sales on federal onshore and offshore lands.



Anonymous said...

Well they are surely collecting enough
Ever since we got the tax break and were told we are now exporting oil .
The price of gas has risen enough to wipe out any break we got.
If we are exporting it then make the money somewhere else instead of at home.
Trump needs to clamp down on iol price fixing and gouging at the pumps.
We need relief.

Anonymous said...

Funny how we are paying more when the price per barrel was much higher at these same gas prices. No correlation between pump price and price per barrel.

Anonymous said...

Big Oil has not problem pealing off pennies compared to their millions (billions) of dollars in profits from "selling" the public's oil.
Mr. Trump is a Facist tool