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Re: [pct-l] Politics: How will Bush affect the PCT?

aside from increase explotitation and decrease funding, we may consider the idea of a gradual reorganization of the park service and forestry service where the states will take control of them. consider during the last goverment shut down, arizona took over control of the grand canyon and the "wise use" people would love to have control of national forests and bureau of land management. plus think of the billions you could then directly or indirectly funnel into  the corporate flow.

Roger Carpenter wrote:

> I agree to keep general political discussion off the list, but how Bush's policies might affect the PCT DO matter to me.  For example, I think Bush is in favor of a stronger Mexico border patrol.  Does this mean hikers heading out of Campo will feel safer?  Will Bush try to strip funding for wilderness and National Parks along the PCT?  More logging and less protection of forests along the route?  With Bush/Cheney and their friends in the oil business I wouldn't be surprised to find an oil derrick somewhere on route.  If you think things are bad now...
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