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

Praise for the creation of the largest marine preserve in the world

Washington, DC- Today President Obama used his authority under the Antiquities Act to create the largest marine preserve in the world, expanding the Pacific Remote Islands National Monument to cover 490,000 square miles.

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News Release | Environment America

EPA takes steps to Protect Bristol Bay from Toxic Mining Wastes

Today the EPA has issued a new proposal that could lead to the protection of the world's largest sockeye salmon fishery

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News Release | Environment America

Victory: Pristine New Mexico landscape soon to be protected as National Monument

LAS CRUCES, NM – Today, the White House announced President Obama will permanently protect nearly a half million acres of pristine public land in New Mexico, known as the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks, by designating the area a national monument.
This is a major victory for both New Mexicans and the American public who called on the administration to formally protect the region.

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News Release | Environment America

Over 200 State Legislators Call on President Obama for Continued Action to Protect America’s Public Lands

Washington, DC -- In anticipation of National Parks Week, 230 state legislators from around the country today released a letter calling on President Obama to continue to fulfill his State of the Union promise to use his authority to protect America’s public lands.

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News Release | Environment California

President Obama Expands California Coastal Monument

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today President Barack Obama signed a proclamation to permanently protect California’s Stornetta Public Lands as part of the California Coastal National Monument. The move saves 1,600 acres of beach, wetlands, dunes, and waterways along Northern California’s scenic coastline. Nathan Weaver, Preservation Advocate with Environment California, issued the following statement.

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