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Park Service Suffers Falling Budget, Maintenance Backlog

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Park Service Suffers Falling Budget, Maintenance Backlog

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Park Service Suffers Falling Budget, Maintenance Backlog

Park Service Suffers Falling Budget, Maintenance Backlog

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Despite President Bush's pledge to eliminate a $4.9-billion maintenance backlog, the National Park Service continues to battle deteriorating roads, sewage systems, infrastructure and natural resources. At the same time, the number of visitors to national parks is up and the park service's budget is down. Hear NPR's Elizabeth Arnold.

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