Rather Than Fix Highways, Feds Hand Grand Canyon Officials THIS

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Grand Canyon National Park is getting an infusion of cash designated for the national highways and is, instead, using that $27.5 million to get green energy buses for the park. With more than 4 million visitors per year to the park, they believe this can make a real dent in their pollution. Tagged as a replacement project, the new fleet will include 20 buses that run on compressed natural gas and 10 that run via electricity, with charging stations being installed across the park.

With over 270 miles of paved and unpaved roads, the park wants to make a big push to get visitors to park away from the park. They would then ride the buses in to observe the majestic wonder of the Grand Canyon. While not everyone will abide by this incentive, they believe many visitors will clamor for the chance to be a little greener on their visit.

The problem is these buses still create a massive glut of pollution. From their production to the servicing to the non-recyclable parts. These new green vehicles are not the answer the park or the American people need. Instead, they serve as a glass-covered band-aid being placed on something that already needs stitches. It won’t fix anything and will ultimately do more damage than help.

Naturally, President Biden’s lackeys are tripping over themselves to congratulate him for the money. Federal Highway Administrator Shailen Bhatt issued a statement of support behind this waste of cash. “With this National Park Service grant that is part of President Biden’s Investing in America agenda, we’re helping to deliver safe, sustainable, and reliable transportation investments that help families and visitors explore the Grand Canyon National Park and surrounding communities.”

We already have enough problems with these green vehicles bursting into flames that can’t be extinguished, malfunctioning on the road, and putting the American people at risk. Do we need to give the Grand Canyon that kind of risk, too?