Coalition Applauds House Passage of Public Lands Bill For Immediate Release: 26 February 2019 The Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks is praising the House of Representative’s passage of S. 47, the Natural Resources Management Act. This bipartisan package negotiated last year, recently passed the Senate by a vote of 98-2. Coalition Chair Phil
Statement of Richard G. Ring Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Committee on Appropriations House of Representatives Hearing on FY 2020 Budget for the National Park Service February 26, 2019 Rep. McCollum, Rep. Joyce, and members of the subcommittee, thank you for the opportunity to appear before
Coalition Celebrates Passage of S. 47, Natural Resources Management Act For Immediate Release: 12 February 2019 The Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks is celebrating the passage of S. 47, the Natural Resources Management Act, a bipartisan package that includes over 100 parks and public lands bills. Many of these bills have been pending
Coalition Executive Council Member Maria Burks Speaks with The Cape Cod Times on the shutdown impact survey at Cape Cod National Seashore – click here to read the article. Coalition Chair Phil Francis Speaks with CBS-19 on the impacts of the shutdown at Shenandoah National Park and the Blue Ridge Parkway – click here to
Park Impact Survey Summary of Results The Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks (Coalition) represents over 1,600 current, former, and retired employees and volunteers of the National Park Service. The Coalition counts among its members former National Park Service directors, deputy directors, regional directors, superintendents, park rangers (law enforcement and interpretive), maintenance professionals, administrative
Statement of Philip A. Francis, Jr. Chair of the Executive Council, Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks The Power of the Purse: A Review of Agency Spending Restrictions During a Shutdown Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Committee on Appropriations House of Representatives February 6, 2019 Rep. McCollum, Rep. Joyce, and members of
Coalition Chair Phil Francis issued the following statement on the future of the Land and Water Conservation Fund: “The U.S. Senate’s action to make the Land and Water Conservation Fund permanent is a big step in the right direction for the future of our national parks and public lands. At a time when our
February 4, 2019 Statement of Phil Francis, Chair of The Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks, on the Nomination of David Bernhardt as Secretary of the Interior: “The Coalition is extremely concerned about the nomination of David Bernhardt as the new Secretary of the Interior. Secretary-designate Bernhardt was a lobbyist for oil and gas
Coalition Chair Phil Francis was quoted in a recent article from The Hill, addressing the struggle in national parks to cope with the loss of over a month of work time and up to $11 million in revenue thanks to the recent government shutdown.
Many of our public lands are at risk if lawmakers don’t reinstate the half-century-old deal. Click here to read commentary by Jon Jarvis, 18th director of the U.S. National Park Service, in the Mercury News, San Francisco, CA.