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

Trump Administration lays groundwork for Arctic Refuge drilling plan

The Trump administration has started the process to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas drilling. Tomorrow, the Department of Interior notice, detailing the Bureau of Land Management’s plan to implement an oil and gas leasing program, will be posted in the Federal Register, beginning a 60-day public comment period.

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News Release | Environment America

Environment America Statement on the FY18 Omnibus

The House passed a comprehensive spending bill for the upcoming year that provides funding for many key programs in the public interest. Importantly, what’s not in the bill is just as important as what is in it. While it’s not a perfect bill, it’s significantly better than it could have been. The Senate should now approve it. Christy Leavitt, Environment America’s senior director for the campaign to defend our environment, responded with this statement:

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News Release | Environment America

Environment America Statement on the FY18 Omnibus

The House passed a comprehensive spending bill for the upcoming year that provides funding for many key programs in the public interest. Importantly, what’s not in the bill is just as important as what is in it. While it’s not a perfect bill, it’s significantly better than it could have been. The Senate should now approve it. Christy Leavitt, Environment America’s senior director for the campaign to defend our environment, responded with this statement:

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Blog Post

The problem with the Trump drilling plan

When we drill and spill, we risk everything from worsening climate change to the livelihoods of coastal communities. Stand with us, and oppose new offshore drilling. 

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Blog Post

These Lands Are Our Lands

These are our lands. They are owned by us. And as land owners, we have a decision to make. Should we open them up to drilling and seek a little more oil, or should we protect our coasts, put them off limits, because these places are too beautiful and too vital to spoil?

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