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

Blog Post

Divestment from fossil fuel companies is an investment in our future | Mark Morgenstein

As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day to the best of our ability while quarantined in our homes, you may be wondering how you can help reduce the pollution that accelerates climate change and causes respiratory distress.

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Guest post: Using parks and open space while maintaining social distancing | Steve Blackledge

Americans have questions about getting into open space during the pandemic.

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Blog Post

If you’re like me, you have more to thank the Land and Water Conservation Fund for than you probably thought | Jamie Lockwood

I understood the importance of the program from the day I started my job, but recently I wanted to get a more intimate read on what LWCF meant.

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News Release | Environment America

Statement: FY20 funding for Land and Water Conservation Fund is good but not complete

The House of Representatives today finalized the 2020 fiscal year appropriations package and proposed $495 million as funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF).

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News Release | Environment America

Environment America lauds the U.S. House’s passage of three sweeping public lands bills

“Some places are too special, too hallowed to allow the destruction and pollution that comes with uranium and coal mining, or oil and gas drilling. [T]he House is rightly embracing the value of conservation -- protecting our iconic national parks, safeguarding our public lands and drinking water, and establishing new wilderness areas for future generations."

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