|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
|Date:||January 11, 2001|
|Contact:||Kevin Collins, NPCA, 202-454-3392|
NPCA Comments on Bush's Naming of Interior Secretary Nominee
"However, George Bush has praised Norton as an individual who seeks consensus rather than unbending adherence to an ideology. With this comment in mind, we are eager to work with her to accomplish President-elect Bush's campaign promise for $4.9 billion in the national parks budget to provide stronger protection for park resources and to help remedy backlogged repair work. Gale Norton will be key to moving this promise to the American people through Congress."