Advocating for the protection of our national parks and programs is at the heart of the Coalition’s work. We provide knowledgeable and comprehensive analysis of the issues facing the park system through issue papers, comments, editorials and face-to-face meetings. Our most recent efforts are listed below.
Coalition Files Amicus Curiae Brief Regarding Proposed Dominion Surry-Skiffes Creek-Whealton Transmission Line Project
The Coalition recently submitted an amicus brief and associated motion against the Proposed Dominion Surry-Skiffes Creek-Whealton Transmission Line Project. Click “Read More” to read the full brief and motion.
Law Review Article: The National Park Service at 100
As the National Park Service enters its second century, it faces many of the same challenges as other federal agencies. The two primary challenges facing the National Park Service as it moves forward are ensuring sufficient funding for the national park system from Congress and other revenue sources and keeping the national parks relevant to succeeding generations of Americans. Click “Read More” to read the full law review article from Coalition Executive Council member Donald J. Hellmann.
Op-Ed: National Parks Should Be Considered Before Oil and Gas Leasing
Public lands surrounding many southwestern national parks are under pressure to be leased for oil and gas development. Most recently the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has proposed leasing lands adjacent to Dinosaur National Monument, in direct view of the park entrance road and main visitor center, raising concerns about impacts to the park. Click “Read More” to see the op-ed written by Coalition member Fred Fagergren.