Who is responsible for our infrastructure?

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    Is it the Department of the Interior that's supposed to be keeping the nation freeways and power grid in good condition?
     
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    The individual states are responsible.

    The interstate highway system falls under the feds, but it should be under th Department of Defense.

    The Department of the interior should only be responsible for our national parks.
     
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    Why is that DOD?

    Why is there not an overarching authority to coordinate a solution to this problem?

    What the hell is the Dept. of the Interior, then?
     
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    Bridges and roads are the responsibility of the individual states. Right now, I think that the Feds oversee it all, but that isn't how it is supposed to work.

    The Interstate Highways system was developed and implemented as a means for our military to quickly move troops and resources around our country in time of emergency or war. The fact that the civilian populace use it is incidental.

    But the Department of the Interior is allegedly responsible for the 'great outdoors' of America. Hence, they are primarily (to My way of thinking) responsible for the national parks.
     
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    Why is the Fed involved in parks and rec? Wouldn't that be much better handled by the States? The Fed's role should end at enforcing federal pollution and environmental protection laws.
     
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    The feds own a lot of land and the Department of the Interior are responsible for it and for National Parks only.
    Or should be.
     
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    Well, to Me the EPA should be a subset of the Department of the Interior. But they are only involved in national parks. Yosemite, Yellowstone, the Grand Canyon...parks of that magnitude.

    And believe it or not, I believe in the absolute smallest federal government possible, I support a Federal oversight of our National Parks and keeping them pollution free.
     
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    Yes. Well, they shouldn't own any land except for national parks. But that is a whole 'nother debate.
     
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    What about bombing ranges and military bases?

    What about national forests and wildlife refuges?
     
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    Let see. Military bases....gee......Can we get a bit more out there?

    national forest and wildlife refuges all would fall under national parks, no?
     

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