News Release | Environment America

Congresswoman Catherine McMorris Rodgers supports more drilling, less funding for America's treasured places

Washington, D.C.–  According to press reports, President-elect Trump has chosen Representative Catherine McMorris Rodgers to head the Department of Interior.

News Release | Environment America

President Obama and Secretary Jewell Earn their Stripes as the "Old Faithful" of Conservation

Today, the Obama Administration announced that new mining claims will be prohibited on 30,000 acres near Yellowstone National Park.  

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Grand Canyon Pops Up at DC’s PARK(ing) Day

Washington, DC – In celebration of PARK(ing) Day, an international event to create temporary public parks, Environment America has transformed a metered parking space in downtown Washington, D.C. into a Grand Canyon themed pop-up park. 

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Western Businesses call for Greater Grand Canyon Heritage National Monument

Phoenix Arizona --- Today 400 western business owners sent a letter to President Obama calling on him to use his authority under the Antiquities Act to create the Greater Grand Canyon Heritage National Monument in the 1.7 million acres surrounding Grand Canyon National Park.

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President Creates Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument

On the eve of the 100th anniversary of our National Park Service, President Obama announced the creation of the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument in Maine.

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Environment America launches nationwide effort to protect Grand Canyon from toxic mining

Phoenix, Ariz. – As the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service approaches, Environment America announced a nationwide campaign calling on President Obama to stop new uranium mining by creating a new National Monument surrounding America’s most iconic national park: the Grand Canyon.

News Release | Environment America

Support for VP pick Sen. Tim Kaine

RICHMOND, VA . -- Today Sec. Hillary Clinton announced U.S. Senator Tim Kaine as her running mate. Environment America Executive Director Margie Alt and Environment Virginia State Director Sarah Bucci released a statement in support.

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U.S. House slashes environmental funding, blocks air & water protections

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Having rejected multiple amendments to strike its most damaging provisions, today the U.S. House adopted its controversial spending bill, H.R. 5538, which cuts funding for the U.S. Department of the Interior, the Environmental Protection Agency and related agencies by $64 million from current levels.

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Over half a million call for Greater Grand Canyon Heritage National Monument

WASHINGTON,D.C.-- Today groups announced the delivery of more than 550,000 petition signatures and comments urging President Obama to designate the proposed Greater Grand Canyon Heritage National Monument.

News Release | Environment America

Good news: fracking leases canceled outside New Mexico's Chaco Canyon

WASHINGTON, DC -- Yesterday the Obama administration announced it was cancelling lease sales of over 2,000 acres near New Mexico's historic Chaco Canyon. Rachel Richardson, program director of Environment America's Stop Drilling Program issued a statement applauding the move.

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