Southern Trout Magazine - CLOSE LOOK: NORTH CAROLINA
While probably not historically accurate, when informed that the peasants have no bread, French queen Marie Antoinette responded, “Let them eat cake.” What is playing out now in our national parks, goes something like this. “Superintendent, park visitors have no access to bottle water,” the response is, “Let them drink the carbonated beverages that we still peddle.”
The Brain Trust at the National Park Service (NPS) banned the sale of bottled water, as cited in a Policy Memorandum 11-03 regarding the "recycling and reduction of disposable plastic bottles in parks." Regional directors of national parks may review and approve "a disposable plastic water bottle recycling and reduction policy, with an option to eliminate sales on a park-by-park basis."
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