Wednesday, March 29, 2006
Park Service plan attacked
A coalition of environmental groups is working to silence the Grand Canyon. Rock the Earth is challenging the National Park Service's decision to allow motorized, commercial rafting tours and helicopter sightseeing trips to continue through the park.
The group's press release is on the Rock the Earth Web site. Rock the Earth and its environmental partners note that the presence of motorized boats and helicopters dominates the limited access to the Colorado River. They believe the ruling violates the National Park Service mandate that the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon be maintained as wilderness.