Spending Bill Includes Young's Yukon Charley Provision
Washington D.C., Dec 15 - Alaska Congressman Don Young applauded the announcement today that the year-end Appropriations bill will include a provision sought by Rep. Young. The language in the bill specifically forbids the National Parks Service (NPS) from using any funds allocated in this legislation to issue or enforce any regulations related to boating on waters in Alaska’s Yukon-Charley National Preserve.
- Rep. Young successfully included a provision in the House-passed version of the Interior Appropriations bill earlier this year in July. The provision is essentially the same as the one that was announced today. To read more about this, click here.
- At a House Natural Resources oversight hearing in March of this year, Rep. Young questioned National Park Service Director Jon Jarvis regarding the same abuses of power that were displayed the summer before by NPS employees last summer in the Yukon Charley Rivers Preserve. To read more about this hearing, click here.
- In November of 2010, Rep. Young requested a meeting with National Park Servive Director Jon Jarvis and Alaska Regional Director Sue Masica to discuss the abuse of power displayed by NPS employees the summer earlier in dealing with boaters in the Yukon Charley Rivers Preserve. To read more about this meeting, click here.