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National Parks are a Part of Nature

In Environment on September 29, 2011 by edwinforyouthrights

Typed by Edwin Bonilla

I have watched a Republican representative of Congress on CSPAN who said that national parks should be logged for timber. The man said that national parks were created to make money because of the large amount of natural resources which are found in them. Thinking in this way gives support to rewriting history. National parks were created to preserve great areas of nature like Yellowstone National Park. All trees in national parks should be preserved because animals need and I have learned from the Sierra Club that Sequoia trees need other trees to live. National parks should not be sacrificed because of greedy and backward thinking people. If trees were harvested from national parks, then there would be significant shame and this shame would cause people in other countries to say that the United States doesn’t care about conservation.

In 2010, people elected too many reactionary Republicans to the House of Representatives which is a reason why some problems have not been resolved and is the reason why new problems have been created. I thought that it was only in poor countries that some legislators thought of national parks as a source of revenue which is not from made from tourism. True, it is one member of Congress and national parks will not face threats because of one conservative man but I think what that man said is shared by millions of people in the U.S. However, the Sierra Club fights to preserve protected areas from greed. I don’t know how much money that Republican representative from Pennsylvania gets from big companies but that is no justification for taking away the beauty of national parks. Such actions are oppression.

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