Senate Hearing on National Park System

A Senate Energy and Natural Resources subcommittee heard testimony from the National Park Service Acting Director Shawn Benge on the status of… read more

A Senate Energy and Natural Resources subcommittee heard testimony from the National Park Service Acting Director Shawn Benge on the status of the national parks after the COVID-19 pandemic. Mr. Benge spoke about decreased visitation and budget shortages due to the pandemic and using technology to manage the expected influx of visitors over the next several months. He answered questions about updated public health guidance, such as mask wearing and social distancing at the parks, concerns about overcrowding, limited housing for park staff, and protecting park service land. Filmmaker Ken Burns, who produced the 2009 documentary The National Parks: America’s Best Idea, also testified. He spoke about the importance of preserving U.S. national parks. close

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Program ID:
512102-1
Category:
Senate Committee
Format:
Senate Committee
Location:
SD-366, Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
May 26, 2021 | 10:00am EDT | C-SPAN.org
Last Aired:
Jun 09, 2021 | 4:55am EDT | C-SPAN 2

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  • May 27, 2021 | 3:12pm EDT | C-SPAN RADIO
  • May 28, 2021 | 4:10am EDT | C-SPAN RADIO
  • May 28, 2021 | 5:22pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 29, 2021 | 7:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 29, 2021 | 10:58pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 31, 2021 | 5:37pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jun 02, 2021 | 1:03pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jun 09, 2021 | 4:55am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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