Brewer Continues To Push For Re-Opening Of The Grand Canyon

October 09, 2013

Governor Jan Brewer says federal officials are continuing to refuse her request to re-open the Grand Canyon with state funds. She says she is continuing to speak with officials in Washington in an effort to re-open the park.

“There’s ongoing conversations,” Brewer said. “Things are a lot different than they were years ago when we faced the same dilemma. We’re trying to deal with it reasonably.”

Grand Canyon National Park represents hundreds of millions of dollars of economic activity to the state and is one of the casualties of the government shutdown. Park Superintendent Dave Uberauga says federal officials have determined the national parks are core operations of government and that they will not be re-opened during the government closure.

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