Pombo proposes selling off parks to make point about Arctic Refuge A draft bill being circulated by Rep. Richard Pombo (R-Calif.), chair of the House Resources Committee, advocates selling 15 national preserves, historic sites, and monuments to help shrink the federal budget deficit. The proposal also recommends selling ads on National Park Service brochures and maps, finding private sponsors for Park Service trails and museums, and leasing oil and gas rights on the outer continental shelf. Pombo's committee staff estimates the sell-offs would raise about $2.4 billion over five years -- which, not at all coincidentally, is what the Congressional …
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