America’s national parks should be protected, not shortchanged

From the Grand Canyon to the George Washington National Forest, our parks, forests, and public lands are a big part of what makes this country so great. They’re where we go to spend time outdoors with our families and friends, to hike, bike, fish and see wild animals.

Pollution, logging, overdevelopment

Yet instead of helping to protect and preserve our parks and other special places for our kids and future generations, some shortsighted leaders in Congress have another idea. They’ve proposed to stop new protections for precious landscapes like the Grand Canyon. They want to eliminate funding for our most successful open space program. And the Senate has even passed a measure to sell off a bulk of our public landsfrom national forests, to wildlife refuges, to wilderness areasto the highest bidder.

A lasting legacy

Environment America is bringing people together to urge our members of Congress to make preserving special places a priority and leave a lasting legacy for our parks.

Together, we can win

Members and supporters like you make it possible for our staff to conduct research, make our case to the media, testify in Washington, D.C., and build the grassroots support necessary to protect the places we love.

 

Parks and Conservation Updates

News Release | Environment America

FY18 Budget Would Allow Drilling in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Today, the House of Representatives leadership unveiled its FY' 2018 budget which fails to protect our families health and our natural resources including language that would instruct the Natural Resources Committee to allow, for the first time ever, drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and a cut of $528 Million compared to FY'17.

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Bears Ears National Monument needs to be fully protected.

Today Secretary Zinke announced his recommendation that President Trump consider reducing the size of the Bears Ears National Historic Monument.

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Scott Pruitt won’t protect our air, water or families

Washington, D.C. – Today the Senate voted to approve President Trump’s nomination of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to head the Environmental Protection Agency. Environment America’s Executive Director, Margie Alt, issued the following statement in response:

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WITH TWO MORE NATIONAL MONUMENTS, OBAMA CONSERVATION LEGACY GETS EVEN STRONGER

Washington DC -- Today President Obama designated two new national monuments in the Southwest, permanently protecting nearly two million acres.   Environment America’s Executive Director Margie Alt issued the following statement:

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1000 businesses, educators and environmental groups call for Greater Grand Canyon Heritage National Monument

Washington, D.C. -- As the clock ticks down on the Obama administration, one thousand community leaders are joining the call to permanently protect the Grand Canyon and 1.7 million acres surrounding it from dirty and dangerous uranium mining. Representing nearly all 50 states, environmental organizations, business owners and academics, organized by Environment America, sent letters to President Obama, adding their voices to those of Native American tribes, local, state and federal elected officials, faith leaders and nearly one million Americans who have petitioned the president to create a new Greater Grand Canyon Heritage National Monument. 

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