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

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Meet Environment America’s new Alaska organizer: Dyani Chapman | Dyani Chapman

Environment America's new Alaska organizer is taking her experience working with Environment America's members on a variety of campaigns to Alaska. Read more about why she decided to move from Colorado to Alaska and what she'll be working on.

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The dollars and cents of Arctic drilling make no sense | Ellen Montgomery

The fiscal argument against drilling is just one of many reasons why we should leave the Arctic alone

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The beauty of silence: What Joshua Tree taught me | Lisa Frank

The alterations we have made to the natural landscape in recent decades have profoundly impacted not only what we see — skyscrapers, highways, and lots of pollution — but also what we hear.

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News Release | Environment America

Statement: House passes landmark water and transportation bill to restore and enhance U.S. infrastructure

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a legislative package on Thursday that would improve water infrastructure, protect drinking water, and repair and expand our transportation system.  The package combined several bills, including the Water Quality Protection and Job Creation Act of 2021 and the AQUA Act, under the umbrella of the INVEST in America Act.  

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Good as news: positive environmental stories you may have missed

In this month’s roundup of good news stories on the environment, we’re highlighting the cancellation of the Keystone XL pipeline, a state victory for nature’s best pollinators, moves to reduce plastic pollution and more.

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