Skip to comments.Alaska rep urges federal takeover of Central Park
Posted on 01/31/2012 8:30:50 AM PST by Daffynition
(AP) JUNEAU, Alaska When Alaska state Rep. Kyle Johansen penned a resolution to urge the federal government to take over New York's Central Park, he may not have expected a hearing on the issue let alone a mention in The New York Times.
But he got both.
The resolution from Johansen, a Ketchikan Republican, first reported by The Associated Press, was highlighted in the Times' City Room blog last week. And Monday afternoon the House Resources Committee discussed HJR 31, which argues the federal government's hold on the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is akin to labeling Central Park a wilderness area and halting future improvements or development there
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Gotta love it! Wouldn’t it be great to make a high-powered public shooting range, off CP West, near The Dakota?
**The Times’ readers had fun with the proposal. “Let them try and take it,” wrote one commenter. “I know some guy’s from the Bronx and Washington Heights who will meet up with them and give them a tour. Let Alaska go back to keeping an eye on Russia.”**
That’s definitely a wildlife habitat, and a wetland too - the fedgov needs to have complete control over that land!
It is worse than that. The ANWR expansion to its current size explicitly set aside the Coastal Plain to be evaluated for its oil and gas development potential for justification the immense land grab. The resource evaluation, conducted by the Department of Interior, was released in 1987 and recommended that Congress open the Coastal Plain for oil and gas exploration and development.
Then they proceed to lock out any development and have continually tried to claim the oil/gas portion as an additional expansion of their gigantantic park.
Sounds like a good idea. Of course it would also extend to the adjacent properties to prevent runoff of ground water and other materials.
Love it. I often think the city dwellers who wouldn’t know nature if they (God forbid) found themselves in the middle of it, should take a look out the window at their asphalt jungle before they worry about a caribou at the top of the World.
Lot of toxic materials been stacked up in big piles around Central Park.
Isn’t it hilarious, the ANWR is the size of South Carolina, Alaska is one third the size of the rest of the USA, and these idiots worry that a drilling rig might scare up some caribou in one tiny corner.
I sincerely believe most of them think Alaska is about the size of Central Park.
Windmills and solar panels! Fill it with windmills and solar panels!
Or offer it as a new Palestinian homeland...
Along with this start pushing a bill to declare that Washington DC is again to be a national wetlands (it was built on a swamp) that must be restored to its natural wetland/wildlife condition.
“Alaska is one third the size of the rest of the USA,”
In other words, it’s bigger than TEXAS?!?!;)
Import several hundred wolves to keep the biped creatures under control.
And to the immediate West of ANWR, where more than 3 decades of oil develop has gone on, the Central Arctic Caribou herd in the area has grown to more than more than 13 times its prior size.
Co-existing with oil development, Central Arctic caribou herd thrives, population at record high
Oil development provided gravel roads and fewer predators that eased their migration and allowed newborns to reduce the impact of the mosquitoes.
If Texas has a problem being second in size to Alaska, I recommend cutting Alaska in half and making two separate states.
Then Texas could be third.
Only until it melts.
The first time I saw Central Park my first thought was ‘thats it?!’
Many many people never get to experience wilderness and think central park is sliver of it. simply amazing
You'll have to have wildlife managers with dart guns to give shots of Lipitor to the wolves considering how fatty and high cholesterol their likely prey would be.
Hat sizes in texas are still the biggest.
And then reintroduce wolves.....thousands of them.....real hungry ones.
“Lot of toxic materials been stacked up in big piles around Central Park.”
Yeah, as they say in NYC, “never walk and look up at the same time, because there is the inevitable dog dookie lurking there on the sidewalk to foul your shoe.” If I never go back to that $hitthole again it will be too soon.
I believe the closest measurement is two Texas’ and one Indiana.
LOL...Which reminds me...if we *sell* Alaska to the Chinese to pay off some of our debt with them, ya think Russia will mind?
“In other words, its bigger than TEXAS?!?!;)”
If you split Alaska in half, Texas would become the 3rd largest state!
Faux fur jackets...Fifth Avenue, NYC
Couture jackets .... Fifth Avenue, Anchorage
Bet there's an exception somewhere for the stoners ~ provided it's not their own pet eh!