August 25, 2022 Dear Secretary Haaland: Thank you for your bold leadership within the federal government to reduce harmful single-use plastics. We support your Secretarial Order (No. 3407), issued on World Oceans Day, which will phase out the procurement, sale, and distribution of single-use plastic products and packaging across the U.S. Department of the Interior
Advocacy Actions Update: Spaceport Camden and Mt. Rushmore Fireworks
Spaceport Camden In 2021, the Coalition and its partners were active in expressing concerns with efforts of the Camden County, Ga., government to purchase and build a spaceport on a large industrial site owned by Union Carbide Corporation. The County had signed a contract to purchase the land; however, the National Park Service and
Coalition Celebrates Final Passage of the Inflation Reduction Act
Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks Celebrates Final Passage of the Inflation Reduction Act “Climate change is the greatest threat facing America’s national parks,” said Michael Murray, Chair of the Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks. “The Inflation Reduction Act (Act) will provide an historic investment in our country’s response to that threat, and
Coalition Comments On Experimental Population Regulations
Public Comments Processing Attn: FWS-HQ-ES-2021-0033 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service MS: PRB/3W 5275 Leesburg Pike Falls Church, VA 22041-3803 Re: Proposed Revisions to Regulations Regarding Experimental Populations Under the Endangered Species Act, Docket No. FWS-HQ-ES-2021-0033 The Southern Environmental Law Center submits the following comments on behalf of a broad coalition of 24 conservation groups
Op-Ed: Our National Parks Still Need Fixing
Our National Parks Still Need Fixing By Theresa Pierno and Michael Murray, opinion contributors – 08/07/22 Two years ago, we witnessed a historic moment for our national parks with the passage of the Great American Outdoors Act — the biggest investment our country has made in our parks in more than 50 years. Even during
Find the best National Park to sleep under the stars!
Sleep under the stars Monday for Global Sleep Under the Stars Day. Linda Mazzu, former Superintendent of Bryce Canyon National Park, helped Bryce to achieve “dark sky’ status and explains it to FOX Weather and tells us the best places to sleep under stars.
Celebrate the Great American Outdoors Act
July 27, 2022 Dear Senator, Two years ago on August 4th, the Great American Outdoors Act, one of the most historic pieces of legislation passed for national parks and public lands, became law. This victory would not have happened without your steadfast leadership. We hope to celebrate this major achievement with you next Thursday.
New Report Highlights Urgent Need for Federal Oil and Gas Reform to Protect Cultural Landscapes Surrounding National Parks
July 28, 2022 (Washington, D.C.) – Today, Archaeology Southwest and The Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks (CPANP) released a report on the threats oil and gas development pose to ancestral homelands and sacred sites of Tribes within and adjacent to national parks in the United States. The report looks at five national parks
Member Op-Ed: Yosemite’s sequoias survived the latest wildfire. Not all national parks will be so lucky.
OPINION – Posted to the LA Times July 25, 2022 BY MARK BUTLER Watching these past weeks as firefighters battled to stop wildfire from spreading into Yosemite National Park’s famous Mariposa Grove of giant sequoia trees was an urgent reminder of the large-scale threat climate change poses to our national parks. Unfortunately, fires like