Rep. Young Wants States To Take Over Management Of Some National Parks

Representative Don Young wants states to take over management of some National Parks. Young, a longtime critic of the National Park Service, says the proposal is a good fit for Alaska, where he says agency regulations unnecessarily limit access.

Young says the bill he plans to introduce would provide states with half of the funding the National Park Service gets to manage federal parks and preserves.  He says the arrangement would work for many parks in Alaska.

Young, who’s running for re-election, touted the idea during a visit to Fairbanks Tuesday.

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