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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Don't let BP off the hook | Michael Carter

It’s bad enough that BP’s disaster devastated the Gulf Coast. Now the company might get out of paying for most of the damage it caused.

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News Release | Environment America

Congress fails our parks, forests and natural areas

WASHINGTON, D.C. – America’s most important conservation program will vanish at the stroke of midnight tonight, putting some of the nation’s most treasured parks, forests, and other landscapes at risk.

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News Release | Environment America

300+ coastal businesses to Obama: drop plans for Atlantic drilling

Savannah, Ga. – On the heels of a summer tourism season that broke records across the Southeast, over 300 small businesses issued a letter to President Obama today, urging him to drop his plans to expand oil and gas drilling that would threaten Atlantic beaches and their bottom lines.

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News Release | Environment America

Administration Launches Every Kid in a Park

Washington DC – Today President Obama, Secretary Jewell and CEQ Managing Director Goldfuss launched Every Kid in a Park – a program to give every fourth grader and their families free access to national parks.

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News Release | Environment America

Conservation groups: no drilling auction until parks program is renewed

NEW ORLEANS, LA - Led by “the spirit of Teddy Roosevelt,” representatives of Environment America, Care2.com, Gulf Restoration Network and the Louisiana Bucket Brigade today delivered more than 64,000 petition signatures to the office of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), calling on the agency to postpone a planned Wednesday auction of offshore oil and gas drilling leases until a critical parks program is reauthorized and fully funded by Congress. 

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