Coalition Chair Phil Francis recently spoke with the Public News Service about the extensive deferred maintenance backlog in national parks across the country.

“Yellowstone and Grand Teton, they’re economic engines, because people love them,” Francis states. “They’re special places, special enough that people will take their vacations and spend their money and spend their time to go see part of America’s treasures.”

The House and Senate will soon consider legislation to address the nearly $12 billion deferred maintenance backlog.

Read the full interview.