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Congress Adds New National Parks to System in Decline

Despite an $11.5 billion maintenance backlog marring visitor experiences at national parks and leaving important maintenance projects unaddressed, the federal government continues to add new properties to the park system.             The parks are managed by the National Park Service (NPS), a division of the Department of the Interior.             As of September 2014, the NPS...

States Sue Over WOTUS

States Sue Over WOTUS By Bonner R. Cohen  The Obama administration’s plan to expand the definition of wetlands in order to increase the number of waterways protected by Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) edicts is running into multiple roadblocks.             Twenty-nine states are suing EPA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, in two separate lawsuits, over the White House’s “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS) rule, which was...

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