Coalition members Rick Smith and Bill Wade recently met with the editorial staff at the Everett Daily Herald to discuss the Land and Water Conservation Fund and the deferred maintenance backlog at national parks. The Herald published this editorial following their conversation. Editorial: Summit in sight for two parks funding bills
Coalition Chair Comments on Rangers Ordered to the Border
By Karen Chávez and Trevor Hughes USA TODAY Posted Nov 23, 2019 at 2:29 PM The Trump administration has ordered rangers from national parks around the country to travel to the U.S.-Mexico border to fight illegal immigration and drug traffickers. It’s an effort that comes as the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives has refused to fund
OP-ED: Uranium mining threatens water, natural heritage
By Patricia J. Kelly and Robert Arnberger Special to the Arizona Daily Star Nov 17, 2019 The following column is the opinion and analysis of the writers. Arizonans know that water is life; it is vital to us all and sustains our livelihoods. We cannot afford to let powerful industry interests sacrifice our water to
The National Park System Deserves Better
The National Park System Deserves Better Release Date: 11/7/19 Phil Francis, Chair of the Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks, released a statement in response to the recent report by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) on evaporating staff levels at the National Park Service (NPS). “The agency figures released by PEER are incredibly concerning.