Here's something else to consider if the battle gets ugly...
Here's an amusing item in this morning's NPS Report about the new Minuteman Missile National Historic Site -- the newest national park (although it is not yet open to the public). The park is about 100 miles southeast of Rapid City [Note I modified this post to place the park EAST of Rapid City].
Several readers have inquired about a statement that appeared in the
June 21st Morning Report entry on the installation of the ICBM at
Minuteman Missile NHS, our new park in South Dakota. The report noted
that NPS representatives were on scene to observe USAF technicians who
were installing the ICBM in order "to begin recording standard
procedures for maintaining a thermonuclear warhead for display
purposes." Readers suspected that the NPS perhaps intended to use said
warhead as a bargaining chip in future budget negotiations or for some
similar purpose. The Morning Report accordingly dispatched a reporter
from its Rapid City bureau to query Bill Supernaugh, superintendent of
Badlands NP, which is overseeing the site. His comment: "While we did
not get a warhead, we did get a guidance system, nose cone, and
reentry vehicle, and the installation procedures that were followed
were (almost) the same as if there had been a warhead included." Those
of you who have perhaps crossed someone at Badlands may therefore rest
easy about any possible consequences...