Pombo Travel Coming Under Increased Attack:
House Resources Committee Chairman Richard Pombo (R-CA) is coming under increased fire for his family RV vacation to national parks and his high spending of taxpayer money for his committee to travel. Pombo defended that RV trip by saying that he was visiting national parks and meeting with park directors as a part of his job. The Sacramento Bee now reports that some park directors have no recollection of these meetings. Pombo’s Resources committee staff also accepts trips from corporate interests that have business before the committee, such as the American Gas Association and British Petroleum.