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 Research & Policy Center

Interior Secretary Zinke’s neighbors call on him to save the Land and Water Conservation Fund

For the second year in a row, people who live near the U.S. Capitol are using a creative method to ask one of their neighbors, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, to better protect public lands. Nearly 150 Capitol Hill residents have put up lawn signs imploring Secretary Zinke to “Get With the Program” and save the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF).

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At a packed public hearing, Americans stand up for the world's largest temperate rainforest

A group of concerned Americans packed a hearing room in Washington, D.C., to speak up for Alaska's Tongass National Forest.

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To save the Land and Water Conservation Fund, Zinke urged to 'get with the program'

America's top public lands official supported the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) before. It's time for him to save it now.

 

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News Release | Environment America

As World Series ends, Americans look to the Land and Water Conservation Fund for future fields of dreams

As part of a campaign to convince Congress to reauthorize and fund the expired Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), Environment America recently made two pitches on Capitol Hill  -- delivering a baseball cookie and a clock toy to each of the 541 offices (435 representatives, 6 delegates, and 100 Senators).

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The Good, the Bad, & the Zinke | Erik Dumont

I had the distinct pleasure to attend the Senate Energy and Natural Resources (ENR) Committee hearing when it passed the Senate version of the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) reauthorization.  I say “pleasure” because in this hyper-partisan atmosphere, it was refreshing to see strong bipartisanship and genuinely friendly cross-aisle cooperation.

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