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Revised Environmental Assessment for Multi-Use Trail at Panther Junction

September 19, 2014 Superintendent Cindy Ott-Jones Attention: Multi-Use Trail P.O. Box 129 Big Bend National Park, TX 79834 Re: Revised Environmental Assessment for Multi-Use Trail at Panther Junction Dear Superintendent Ott-Jones: I am writing to you on behalf of over 1,000 members of the Coalition of National Park Service Retirees (CNPSR), who collectively represent more than 30,000 years of national park management experience. CNPSR

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Say “No” to Pipelines Through Parks

American Hiking Society | Appalachian Trail Conservancy Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks| Grand Canyon Trust National Parks Conservation Association | Park Rangers for Our Lands | Sierra Club Protect Parks! Oppose Senator Barrasso’s Pipeline Amendment to S. 2012   January 28, 2016 Dear Senator: The above groups are the leading voices of the American people in protecting our National Park System from harmful

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Coalition Opposes James River Transmission Line Project

January 26, 2016 Colonel Jason E. Kelly, Commander U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Norfolk District 803 Front Street Norfolk, VA 23510-1096 Subject: Dominion Power Surry-Skiffes Creek-Whealton Transmission Line Project Dear Colonel Kelly: The Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks (Coalition) joins the tens of thousands of American citizens and professional and advocacy organizations across our nation voicing unambiguous opposition to the proposed Dominion Virginia

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Tennessee Lands Unsuitable for Mining

          January 23, 2016 Earl D. Bandy, Jr., Field Office Director Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement John J. Duncan Federal Building 710 Locust Street, Second Floor Knoxville, TN 37902 Subject: North Cumberland Wildlife Management Area, Tennessee Lands Unsuitable for Mining Draft Petition Evaluation Document/ Environmental Impact Statement, OSM-EIS-37 Dear Mr. Bandy: I am writing to you on behalf

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Big Cypress Planning Document Has Unexpected Reference to Disputed Court Statement

  January 8, 2016 Jonathan Jarvis, Director National Park Service 1849 C Street NW Washington, DC 20240 Dear Jon: First of all, happy New Year and best wishes for 2016 and the Centennial of the National Park Service (NPS). We hope all goes well for the NPS this year! The Coalition looks forward to helping NPS celebrate the Centennial. The purpose of this letter

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Pro Bike Race at Colorado National Monument a Bad Idea

January 3, 2016 Ken Mabery, Superintendent Colorado National Monument 1750 Rim Rock Drive Fruita, CO 81521-0001 Dear Superintendent Mabery: First of all, we wish you a Happy New Year and congratulate you on your new assignment as Superintendent of Colorado National Monument (Monument). Many of our retired colleagues enjoyed their assignments at the Monument and neighboring park areas. I am writing on behalf of

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Proposed Big Cypress Seismic Survey: A Better NEPA Analysis Needed

December 23, 2015 Tamara Whittington, Superintendent Big Cypress National Preserve 33100 Tamiami Trail East Ochopee, Florida 34141-1000. Subject: Burnett Oil Company Nobles Grade 3-D Seismic Survey Environmental Assessment Dear Superintendent Whittington: I am writing to you on behalf of the Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks (Coalition), a non-profit organization comprised of over 1,100 members; most are former and retired National Park Service (NPS)

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NPS Is Revising Its “9B” Oil and Gas Regulations

December 13, 2015 Edward O. Kassman, Jr. Geologic Resources Division National Park Service P.O. Box 25287 Denver, Colorado 80225 Subject: RIN 1024-AD78 National Park Service, General Provisions and Non Federal Oil and Gas Rights Dear Mr. Kassman: I am writing to you on behalf of the Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks (Coalition), a non-profit organization comprised of over 1,100 members; most are former

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The Antiquities Act: Don’t Break What Works for the National Park System

The Antiquities Act: Don’t break what works for the National Park System Op-ed by Maureen Finnerty Chair of the Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks The Antiquities Act Should Congress wreck the Antiquities Act, one of the most effective conservation laws ever passed? Over 1,100 members of the Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks (CPANP) – all former employees of the National Park Service

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Success Story: Disaster Averted at the Grand Canyon

In June 2015, the Coalition, along with over 200,000 other commenters, strongly opposed a permit request from the Town of Tusayan and a commercial development corporation (Stilo Development Group USA, LP) for an easement to improve roads through Kaibab National Forest (KNF) near Grand Canyon National Park (GRCA) in Arizona. The proposed roads and other improvements would have enabled the construction of over 2,000

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