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.
Ninth Circuit Court Ruled In Favor of NPS
The Ninth Circuit ruled in favor of NPS that it is not contrary to the Wilderness Act to repair historic structures in wilderness areas. The Court ruled that the Wilderness Act itself is ambiguous on the subject and that as a result, the Court should defer to NPS. The court also agreed with NPS that the onsite rehabilitation work was necessary to serve historic
Coalition Opposition to DOI Reorganization
The Coalition has sent a letter to Secretary Zinke & Susan Combs voicing our opposition to the proposed reorganization of the Department of the Interior. Click “Read More” to read our letter.
Coalition Joins Over 50 Groups in Support of Existing Well Control Rule
In 2016, the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) issued the Blowout Preventer and Well Control Rule to address safety concerns about the offshore oil and gas industry that were identified after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Recently, BSEE has proposed revisions that would fundamentally weaken the rule. Click “Read More” to see our joint comment letter opposing the revisions.