SEN. LINCOLN STATEMENT
Washington – U.S. Senator Blanche Lincoln today released the following statement in response to the National Park Service’s attempt to cancel the city’s “Hot Springs National Park” trademark:
“I regret that the situation has been elevated to this level. I, like many Arkansans, have wonderful memories of times spent in Hot Springs. As an Arkansan, I am proud of Hot Springs’ rightful place as a tourist destination that adds critical dollars to the state of Arkansas. I am proud of the spirit of cooperation that has existed for so many years among all sectors of the community and the National Park.
“The situation we find ourselves in today is extremely unfortunate and, I believe, unnecessary. The National Park Service has enjoyed a long and productive relationship with the people of Hot Springs and the state of Arkansas and its actions have caused irreparable damage to the spirit of cooperation that has helped Hot Springs flourish.”