Analysis: Budget cuts threaten the Blue Ridge Parkway

Here’s the press release from the Environment North Carolina Research and Policy Center:

Budget Cuts Threaten the Blue Ridge Parkway
New Analysis by Environment North Carolina

WHAT: Environment North Carolina Research and Policy Center will release a new analysis, “Death by a Thousand Cuts,” exposing the impacts of funding cuts to the Blue Ridge Parkway– and to North Carolinians’ enjoyment of “America’s Favorite Drive.”

The analysis comes as President Obama readies his proposed budget for fiscal year 2015 and final Congressional budget negotiations get underway.

WHO: Liz Kazal, Field Associate, Environment North Carolina
Phil Francis, Former National Park Service Superintendent, Blue Ridge Parkway
Hugh Stephens, Friends of the Blue Ridge Parkway
Danny Bernstein, Carolina Mountain Club, Mountains to Sea Trail

WHEN: Thursday, January 9th, 10 AM

WHERE: Blue Ridge Parkway Visitors’ Center, Parkway Milepost 384, 195 Hemphill Knob Road, Asheville, NC 28803

Environment North Carolina Research and Policy Center is dedicated to protecting our air, water and open spaces through research, public education, outreach and organizing. For more information, visit


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