Home » Grand Teton National Park »State of Wyoming »Teton County »Town of Jackson » Currently Reading:

Barrasso Blasts Interior Department Closures

Barrasso Natl Parks

Wyoming’s US Senator John Barrasso blasted the Department of Interior during a Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee meeting yesterday for the agency’s barricading and blocking of sites he said have no reason to be shuttered.  Calling the actions “deplorable,” Barrasso held up photos of Grand Teton National Park as examples of senseless closures of bike paths and scenic overlooks.  Barrasso showed them a barricaded viewing area, pointing out tha it had been closed even those there are no garbage cans, no restrooms that might require no staffing.  Barrasso remarked, “No money has been saved by doing this.  Does the Administration really think it’s necessary to keep the driver of the red car in this photo from safely pulling off the highway to take a picture of the Tetons? Maybe the Park Service could study how to drop a large curtain in front of the mountains to block the view from the road.”  Barrasso also pointed to the bike path north of Jackson that has been closed for no apparent reason  He told the committee the actions are embarrassing and must stop.  Barrasso promised, “If the Department of Interior is deliberately working against the interests of the public by closing and blocking sites that have no reason to be shuttered, they will be held accountable.”

Comment on this Article:

LOST CREEK RANCH AND SPA WEBCAM

Quake List

Archive

Weather Alerts

Wyoming News

  • Cold and Windy, Areas of Snow Too - November 24, 2014
    Wind will continue to be the biggest story and headache across Wyoming through about Wednesday.  Strong sustained winds of 25 to 40 mph will be likely across many areas with gusts to 60 mph or more at times, especially on Tuesday.  Mountain locations across the state will continue to see on and off periods of […]
  • Grand Teton elk hunt is under fire - November 24, 2014
    Two photographers from Teton County have filed a lawsuit in Washington, D.C., in an effort to stop the annual elk hunt that takes place in Grand Teton National Park. The Grand Teton hunt has already begun this year, and as far as I know, there are no plans to shut it down early. In fact, […]
  • Mild With Increasing Winds Today, Colder And More Unsettled This Weekend - November 21, 2014
    High pressure will slowly slide east today, which will cause winds to increase and become strong by this afternoon and evening.  Expect wind gusts between 35 and 50 mph throughout central and southeastern Wyoming.  Otherwise, we will see sunny to mostly sunny skies, mainly dry weather conditions, and near or slightly above normal temperatures.  Daytime […]
  • Shouldn’t my dogs be KEEPING their hair now? - November 21, 2014
    I don’t understand why it’s happening now, when the temperatures are dropping well below zero, but my golden retriever’s blowing her coat. In a big way. And it’s not just her. Our collie’s doing the same thing, and to a much bigger degree. At least the golden has some abilities that allow me to overlook […]

National and World News

The Latest RSS Items

  • No items found in feed URL: http://feeds.feedburner.com/StefaniasBlog?format=xml. You requested 5 items.
  • powered by RSS Just Better 1.3 plugin