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

House bill would put nail in the coffin of America's most important conservation program

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Rob Bishop (R-Utah) unveiled legislation today that effectively guts the Land and Water Conservation Fund, the 50-year old program that created and expanded parks across the country until Congress allowed it to expire at the end of September.

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News Release | Environment America

Rep. Grijalva moves to protect Grand Canyon region from toxic mining

WASHINGTON, D.C.. - Congressman Raúl Grijalva (D-Ariz.) introduced a bill today to create the Greater Grand Canyon Heritage National Monument, which would protect 1.7 million acres of ponderosa pine forests, 12,000-year old archeological sites, and critical wildlife habitat from toxic uranium mining and other destructive activities.

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News Release | Environment America

Four Senate Republicans launch coalition on environmental protection

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, four Senate Republicans --  Kelly Ayotte (N.H.), Mark Kirk (Ill.), Lindsey Graham (S.C.) and Lamar Alexander (Tenn.) -- launched a “new informal coalition to broaden the Republican conference's approach to environmental policy beyond its crusade to overturn EPA regulations,” according to Politico.

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Blog Post

Don't let BP off the hook | Michael Carter

It’s bad enough that BP’s disaster devastated the Gulf Coast. Now the company might get out of paying for most of the damage it caused.

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News Release | Environment America

Congress fails our parks, forests and natural areas

WASHINGTON, D.C. – America’s most important conservation program will vanish at the stroke of midnight tonight, putting some of the nation’s most treasured parks, forests, and other landscapes at risk.

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