Coalition Joins Scoping Comments on New Mexico Bureau of Land Management 2025 First Quarter Competitive Oil & Gas Lease Sale

THE WILDERNESS SOCIETY COALITION TO PROTECT AMERICA’S NATIONAL PARKS * FRIENDS OF THE EARTH * NATIONAL PARKS CONSERVATION ASSOCIATION * ROCKY MOUNTAIN WILD * THEODORE ROOSEVELT CONSERVATION PARTNERSHIP   June 5, 2024 SUBMITTED VIA E-PLANNING Melanie Barnes State Director Bureau of Land Management, New Mexico (505) 954-2222 Project Contact: Catherine Brewster cb*******@bl*.gov (505) 954-2170 Re:

40 Environmental Organizations and Wildlife Photographers Express Strong Support for Draft EA – Alternative B for the Tomales Point Area of Point Reyes National Seashore

  Tomales Point Area Plan  c/o Superintendent Point Reyes National Seashore  1 Bear Valley Road  Point Reyes Station, CA 94956   RE: Tomales Point Area Plan Environmental Assessment – Support for Alternative B    Dear Acting Superintendent Altman:   We, the undersigned 40 environmental organizations and wildlife photographers are writing to express our strong support

Coalition and Vet Voice Foundation Urge President Biden to Designate Three New National Monuments in California

  The Honorable Joseph R. Biden President of the United States The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, D.C. 20500 Dear President Biden, As retired National Park Service leaders and veterans of the United States military, we’re writing to express our enthusiastic support for your America the Beautiful initiative and commitment to protect 30%

Coalition Joins Comments on Remediation of Formerly Used Defense Site within Cape Hatteras National Seashore

June 5, 2024 Via electronic mail The Honorable David Rouzer, Chairman House Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment ry************@ma**.gov The Honorable Grace F. Napolitano, Ranking Member House Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment ry*********@ma**.gov Re: Remediation of Formerly Used Defense Site at Buxton, NC, within Cape Hatteras National Seashore Dear Chairman Rouzer and Ranking Member

Coalition Provides Comments on the Draft Tomales Point Area Plan/Environmental Assessment

ELECTRONIC TRANSMISSION – NO HARD COPY TO FOLLOW: https://parkplanning.nps.gov/projectHome.cfm?parkID=333&projectID=108690 June 4, 2024 Anne Altman Acting Superintendent 1 Bear Valley Road Point Reyes National Seashore Point Reyes Station, CA 94956 Subject: Comments on the Draft Tomales Point Area Plan/Environmental Assessment Dear Acting Superintendent Altman: I am writing on behalf of over 2,700 members of the Coalition

Coalition Signs in Support of Increased Environmental Funding in Fiscal Year 2025

Dear Chairs Murray and Cole, Vice Chair Collins, and Ranking Member DeLauro: On behalf of our tens of millions of members and supporters across the country, we respectfully request that you significantly increase environmental funding in Fiscal Year 2025 (FY25) and exclude any anti-environmental policy provisions from the annual appropriations bills. Environmental agencies and programs

Coalitions Endorses the Joint Position in Support of a Phased Approach for the Proposed Designation of the Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary

Dr. Richard W. Spinrad Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere & National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Administrator National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Room 5128 Washington, DC 20230 May 6, 2024 Re: Group Support for Joint Position of Northern Chumash Tribal Council and Morro Bay Offshore Wind Leaseholders on Proposed

Coalition Joins Comments on the Wyoming BLM 2024 Fourth Quarter Competitive Oil & Gas Lease Sale

THE WILDERNESS SOCIETY THE COALITION TO PROTECT AMERICA’S NATIONAL PARKS * POWDER RIVER BASIN RESOURCE COUNCIL * ROCKY MOUNTAIN WILD * WYOMING OUTDOOR COUNCIL May 10, 2024 SUBMITTED VIA E-PLANNING Andrew Archuleta State Director Wyoming Bureau of Land Management 5353 Yellowstone Road Cheyenne, WY 82009 Project Contacts: Erik Norelius en******@bl*.gov (307) 775-6284 Allen Stegeman as*******@bl*.gov

Coalition Signs on in Support of Increased Funding Levels for FY25 Interior Appropriation Bill

May 1, 2024 Dear Members of Congress, We, the members of the National Parks Second Century Action Coalition urge increased funding levels in the Fiscal Year 2025 (FY25) Interior, Environment and Related Agencies appropriation bill to address significant park understaffing and related operational and infrastructure shortfalls in parks throughout the country. The National Park Service’s

Coalition Submits Comments on Draft EIS for Utility-Scale Solar Energy Development

Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility Coalition To Protect America’s National Parks Western Watersheds Project Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance and John W. Hiscock April 18, 2024 Jeremy Bluma 208-789-6014 jb****@bl*.gov Re: EIS Comments, #DOI-BLM-HQ-3000-2023-0001-RMP-EIS – Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for Utility-Scale Solar Energy Development Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility and John W. Hiscock submit these

Coalition Joins Comments on Illinois’ Regional Haze State Implementation Plan

  March 21, 2024 Sarah Brubaker Office of Community Relations Illinois Environmental Protection Agency 1021 North Grand Ave. East, P.O. Box 19276 Springfield, IL 62794-9506 Electronic Filing via Email Sa************@il******.gov Re: Comments on Illinois’ Regional Haze State Implementation Plan for the Second Implementation Period The National Parks Conservation Association, Sierra Club, the Coalition to Protect

Coalition Supports Establishing Owyhee Canyonlands National Monument

  March 20, 2024 President Joe Biden 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, D.C. 20500 The Honorable Ron Wyden 221 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510 The Honorable Jeff Merkley 531 Hart Senate Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510 Subject: Support for an Owyhee Canyonlands National Monument Dear President Biden, Senator Wyden, and Senator Merkley: We

Coalition Submits Comments on the Everglades National Park Wilderness Stewardship Plan

    ELECTRONIC TRANSMISSION – NO HARD COPY TO FOLLOW   March 20, 2024   Superintendent Pedro Ramos Attn: Wilderness Stewardship Plan    Everglades National Park  40001 State Road 9336  Homestead, FL 33034    Subject:  Everglades Wilderness Stewardship Plan   Dear Superintendent Ramos:   I am writing on behalf of more than 2,500 members of the

Coalition Joins Opposition to H.R. 6009, the Restoring American Energy Dominance Act

March 19, 2024 Speaker Johnson, Leader Jeffries, and Members of the House of Representatives: On behalf of the undersigned conservation, climate, and public lands organizations, we write today in strong opposition to H.R. 6009, the Restoring American Energy Dominance Act. This legislation circumvents and undermines the administrative process, ignores significant public input across the West,

Coalition Joins Opposition to H.R. 5499, the Congressional Oversight of the Antiquities Act

March 20, 2024 Representative Bruce Westerman, Chairman Representative Raúl Grijalva, Ranking Member House Committee on Natural Resources 1324 Longworth House Office Building Washington, D.C. 20515 Re: H.R. 5499, Congressional Oversight of the Antiquities Act Dear Chairman Westerman and Ranking Member Grijalva, On behalf of the undersigned organizations and our millions of members across the country,

Coalition Joins Comments on the Ohio EPA Supplement to the Regional Haze State Implementation Plan

March 18, 2024 William Kenny Ohio Environmental Protection Agency Lazarus Government Center P.O. Box 1049 Columbus, Ohio 43216-1049 Electronic Filing via Email Wi***********@ep*.gov Re: Comments on the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency’s Supplement to the Regional Haze State Implementation Plan for the Second Implementation Period The National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA), Sierra Club, the Coalition to

Coalition Joins Comments on Florida’s Supplemental Amendment to Previously Proposed Regional Haze Plan

  March 8, 2024 Preston McLane Program Administrator Division of Air Resource Management Florida Department of Environmental Protection 2600 Blair Stone Road, MS 5500 Tallahassee, FL 32399-2400 Electronic Filing via Email to Pr************@Fl********.gov Re: Comments on Florida’s Supplemental Amendment to Previously Proposed Regional Haze Plan for the Second Implementation Period. The National Parks Conservation Association

Coalition Joins Comments on Revision to Pennsylvania State Implementation Regional Haze Plan

  March 8, 2024 Ezra Thrush, Director Policy Office Department of Environmental Protection Rachel Carson State Office Building P.O. Box 2063 Harrisburg, PA 17105-2063 Re: Proposed Revision to State Implementation Plan Regional Haze Best Available Retrofit Technology Dear Mr. Thrush: The National Parks Conservation Association, Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks, Sierra Club, PennFuture, Clean

Coalition Urges Congress to Swiftly Pass a Spending Plan that Prioritizes the Protection of Parks and Public Lands

  For release: February 26, 2024 Contact: Emily Thompson, Em************@pr********.org Coalition Urges Congress to Swiftly Pass a Spending Plan that Prioritizes the Protection of Parks and Public Lands With a potential shutdown of the federal government looming on the horizon, our national parks and public lands are once again at risk. Congress has only a

Coalition Urges Phase Out of Poisonous Lead Ammunition in Sport Hunting in Maryland

  February 23, 2024   Subject:  Support of Maryland’s HB 1473   Dear Delegate:   I am writing to you on behalf of over 2,500 members of the Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks (Coalition), a non-profit organization composed of retired, former, or current employees of the National Park Service (NPS). The Coalition studies, educates,

Coalition Joins Comments on Wyoming Bureau of Land Management 2024 Competitive Oil & Gas Lease Sale

THE WILDERNESS SOCIETY AUDUBON ROCKIES * COALITION TO PROTECT AMERICA’S NATIONAL PARKS * FRIENDS OF THE EARTH UNITED STATES * NATURAL RESOURCES DEFENSE COUNCIL * NATIONAL AUDUBON SOCIETY * POWDER RIVER BASIN RESOURCE COUNCIL * ROCKY MOUNTAIN WILD * WYOMING OUTDOOR COUNCIL February 15, 2024 SUBMITTED VIA E-PLANNING Andrew Archuleta State Director Wyoming Bureau of

Coalition Supports Fort Sumter and Fort Moultrie National Historical Park Visitor Use Management Plan

  February 14, 2024 Tracy Stakely Superintendent Fort Sumter and Fort Moultrie National Historical Park 1214 Middle Street Sullivan’s Island, SC 29482 Subject: Fort Sumter and Fort Moultrie Dock Replacement Environmental Assessment Dear Superintendent Stakely: I am writing on behalf of more than 2,500 members of the Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks (Coalition), who

Coalition Urges Director Sams to Keep Yosemite National Park Childcare Center Open

  The Honorable Charles Sams Director National Park Service 1849 C Street NW Washington, DC 2024 February 12, 2024 Dear Director Sams, I am writing on behalf of the Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks (Coalition), an organization made up of more than 2,500 former, retired, and current National Park Service (NPS) employees and volunteers.

Coalition Joins Comments on the Wyoming Bureau of Land Management 2024 Second Quarter Oil & Gas Lease Sale

THE WILDERNESS SOCIETY COALITION TO PROTECT AMERICA’S NATIONAL PARKS * FRIENDS OF THE EARTH US * NATIONAL PARKS CONSERVATION ASSOCIATION * ROCKY MOUNTAIN WILD * POWDER RIVER BASIN RESOURCE COUNCIL * WYOMING OUTDOOR COUNCIL February 08, 2024 SUBMITTED VIA E-PLANNING Andrew Archuleta State Director Wyoming Bureau of Land Management 5353 Yellowstone Road Cheyenne, WY 82009

Coalition Joins Commnets on EPA’s proposed approval of Massachusetts’ Regional Haze Revision

  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 1 5 Post Office Square Suite 100 Boston, MA 02109-3912 Electronic Filing via Regulations.gov Re: Comments on Proposed Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Massachusetts; Regional Haze State Implementation Plan for the Second Implementation Period [EPA Docket No. EPA–R01–OAR–2023–0185] The National Parks Conservation Association, Sierra Club, Appalachian

Coalition Joins Comments Urging Forest Service to Strengthen Protections for Forests in Proposed Policy

To: The Honorable Randy Moore, U.S. Forest Service Chief Re: USDA Old-Growth Initiative February 1st, 2024 Dear Chief Moore, Thank you for starting a process that we hope will end with meaningful protections for existing old-growth forests and trees across the United States, and increase abundance and distribution of old-growth in the future. The undersigned

Coalition Joins Comments on EPA Disapproval of Kansas Regional Haze Plan

  January 30, 2024 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 7 11201 Renner Blvd. Lenexa, KS 66219 Electronic Filing via Regulations.gov Re: Comments on Proposed Air Plan Disapproval; Kansas; Regional Haze [EPA Docket No. EPA–R07–OAR–2023–0582] The National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA), Sierra Club, and the Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks (collectively, the Conservation Groups) submit

Coalition Provides Comments on Big Bend Livestock Plan Implementation

January 26, 2024 Kate Hammond Regional Director National Park Service 12795 West Alameda Parkway Denver, CO 80225 Subject: 2018 Big Bend Livestock Plan Implementation Dear Regional Director Hammond: I am writing on behalf of more than 2,500 members of the Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks (Coalition), who collectively represent more than 45,000 years of

Coalition Comments on Use of Fixed Anchors and Fixed Equipment in National Park Service Wilderness Areas

  January 25, 2024 Roger Semler Wilderness Stewardship Division Manager National Park Service 1849 C Street NW, MS–2457 Washington, DC 20240 Subject: Evaluation and Authorization Procedures for Fixed Anchors and Fixed Equipment in National Park Service Wilderness Areas Dear Mr. Semler: I am writing on behalf of more than 2,500 members of the Coalition to

Coalition Provides Comments on Historic Structure Demolition at New River Gorge National Park and Preserve

  January 15, 2024 Charles Sellars Superintendent New River Gorge National Park and Preserve National Park Service Post Office Box 246 104 Main Street Glen Jean, WV 25846 Re: Excess Structures and Deferred Maintenance Dear Superintendent Sellars: I write to you on behalf of more than 2,500 members of the Coalition to Protect America’s National

Coalition Joins Comments on Parcels for the Nevada Bureau of Land Management 2024 Second Quarter Competitive Oil & Gas Lease Sale

THE WILDERNESS SOCIETY COALITION TO PROTECT AMERICA’S NATIONAL PARKS * FRIENDS OF THE EARTH US * NATURAL RESOURCES DEFENSE COUNCIL * ROCKY MOUNTAIN WILD December 27, 2023 SUBMITTED VIA E-PLANNING Jon Raby State Director Bureau of Land Management, Nevada Project Contacts: Concetta Brown cc*****@bl*.gov (775) 289-1885 Re: Scoping comments on parcels for the Nevada Bureau

Coalition Joins Comments on the Bureau of Land Management New Mexico 2024 Competitive Oil & Gas Lease Sale Draft Environmental Assessment and Draft Finding of No Significant Impact

THE WILDERNESS SOCIETY COALITION TO PROTECT AMERICA’S NATIONAL PARKS * FRIENDS OF THE EARTH US * MONTANA WILDLIFE FEDERATION * NATIONAL PARKS CONSERVATION * ROCKY MOUNTAIN WILD   December 20, 2023  SUBMITTED VIA E-PLANNING  Melanie Barnes New Mexico State Director Bureau of Land Management  301 Dinosaur Trail  Santa Fe, NM 87508  Project Contacts:  Catherine Brewster

Coalition Joins Comments for the Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Ambler Mining District Industrial Access Road

Yukon River Inter-Tribal Watershed Council ● Alaska Community Action on Toxics ● Alaskans for Wildlife ● Alaska Soles, Great Old Broads for Wilderness ● Alaska Wilderness League ● Alaska Wildlife Alliance ● All About Adventure ● Audubon Alaska ● Brooks Range Council ● Center for Biological Diversity ● Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks ●

Coalition Comments on the Ambler Road Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement

  ELECTRONIC TRANSMISSION – NO HARD COPY TO FOLLOW Comments submitted via: https://eplanning.blm.gov/eplanning-ui/project/57323/570/8004057/comment   December 22, 2023 Steven M. Cohn, State Director Bureau of Land Management Ambler Road Supplemental EIS Comments BLM Fairbanks District Office 222 University Ave. Fairbanks, Alaska 99709 Subject: Comments on the Ambler Road Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (DSEIS) Dear Mr. Cohn:

Coalition Joins Comments on the Montana-Dakotas BLM 2024 Competitive Oil & Gas Lease Sale Draft EA and Draft Finding of No Significant Impact

THE WILDERNESS SOCIETY COALITION TO PROTECT AMERICA’S NATIONAL PARKS * FRIENDS OF THE EARTH UNITED STATES * NATIONAL PARKS CONSERVATION ASSOCIATION * NATURAL RESOURCES DEFENSE COUNCIL * ROCKY MOUNTAIN WILD December 18, 2023 SUBMITTED VIA E-PLANNING Sonya Germann State Director Bureau of Land Management, Montana/Dakotas (406) 896-5012 Project Contacts: Hattie Payne Bureau of Land Management

Coalition Supports Public Meeting Advancing the Expansion of Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument

  Release Date: December 13, 2023 Media Contact: Emily Thompson Coalition Supports Public Meeting Advancing the Expansion of Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument The Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks issued a statement of support for the public meeting held on the expansion of Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument and the permanent protection of Molok

Coalition Joins General Support Letter for Senate FY 24 Interior Appropriations Bill

December 13, 2023 The Honorable Chuck Schumer Senate Majority Leader The Honorable Mitch McConnell Senate Minority Leader The Honorable Patty Murray Chair, Committee on Appropriations The Honorable Susan Collins Ranking Member, Committee on Appropriations The Honorable Jeff Merkley Chair, Interior, Environment and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee The Honorable Lisa Murkowski Ranking Member, Interior, Environment  Appropriations

Coalition and NPCA Provide Comments on Rocky Mountain National Park Long-Range Day Use Visitor Access Strategy and Environmental Assessment

  December 13, 2023 Gary Ingram, Superintendent Rocky Mountain National Park 1000 US Highway 36 Estes Park, Colorado 80517 RE: Rocky Mountain National Park Long-Range Day Use Visitor Access Strategy and Environmental Assessment Dear Superintendent Ingram: On behalf of the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) and our nearly 1.6 million members and supporters nationwide, including

Coalition Joins Letter in Opposition to Prince William Digital Gateway Rezoning in Advance of Board Vote

December 11, 2023 Prince William County Board of Supervisors 1 County Complex Ct Woodbridge, VA 22192 RE: Prince William Digital Gateway Rezoning Applications Chair Wheeler, Vice Chair Angry, and Members of the Prince William Board of Supervisors: We, the undersigned 33 organizations, write to you today regarding the rezoning applications for the Prince William Digital

Coalition Comments on Director’s Order 36: Housing Management

  December 5, 2023 Mike Caldwell Associate Director, Park Planning, Facilities, and Lands National Park Service 1849 C Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20240 Subject: Comments on Director’s Order #36: Housing Management (D.O. 36) Dear Associate Director Caldwell: I write to you on behalf of more than 2,500 members of the Coalition to Protect America’s National

Coalition Opposes Harmful Oil and Gas Riders in House FY 24 Interior Appropriations Bill

December 1, 2023 The Honorable Chuck Schumer Senate Majority Leader  The Honorable Mitch McConnell Senate Minority Leader  The Honorable Patty Murray Chair, Committee on Appropriations  The Honorable Susan Collins Ranking Member, Committee on Appropriations  Dear Majority Leader Schumer, Minority Leader McConnell, Chair Murray, and Ranking Member Collins: On behalf of the forty-two undersigned national and

The Coalition and NPCA Provide Comments on Arches National Park Visitor Use, Access, and Experience Planning

  December 1, 2023 Arches National Park 2282 SW Resource Blvd. Moab, UT 84532 RE: Arches National Park Visitor Use, Access, and Experience Planning Dear Arches National Park, On behalf of the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) — and our nearly 1.6 million members and supporters nationwide — and the Coalition to Protect America’s National

Coalition Comments on Theodore Roosevelt National Park Livestock Plan

            November 20, 2023 Angie Richman Superintendent Theodore Roosevelt National Park PO Box 7 Medora, ND 58645 Subject: Comments on Theodore Roosevelt National Park Livestock Plan Dear Superintendent Richman: I write to you on behalf of more than 2,500 members of the Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks (Coalition), who

Coalition Sign on in Opposition to H.R. 6009, the Restoring American Energy Dominance Act

October 25, 2023 Re: House National Resources Committee Energy and Mineral Resources Subcommittee Hearing on H.R. 6009, the Restoring American Energy Dominance Act Chairman Stauber, Ranking Member Ocasio-Cortez, and members of the House Natural Resources Committee’ Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources: On behalf of the undersigned conservation, climate, and public lands organizations, we write

Coalition Joins Comments on the Wyoming Bureau of Land Management 2024 Second Quarter Competitive Oil & Gas Lease Sale

THE WILDERNESS SOCIETY AUDUBON ROCKIES * COALITION TO PROTECT AMERICA’S NATIONAL PARKS * FRIENDS OF THE EARTH * MONTANA WILDLIFE FEDERATION * NATIONAL PARKS CONSERVATION ASSOCIATION * NATURAL RESOURCES DEFENSE COUNCIL   November 15, 2023 SUBMITTED VIA E-PLANNING Andrew Archuleta State Director Wyoming Bureau of Land Management 5353 Yellowstone Road Cheyenne, WY 82009 Project Contacts:

Coalition Comments on Upholding Civil Service Protections and Merit System Principles

  November 16, 2023 Office of Personnel Management 1900 E Street, N.W. Washington, DC 20415 Ref:  RIN 320 –AO56 Proposed Rule Upholding Civil Service Protections and Merit System Principles  Dear Office of Personnel Management: The Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks, the Association of National Park Rangers, and the National Parks Conservation Association submit these

Coalition Joins Comments for the Draft Resource Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement for the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

  ATTN: GSENM RMP Project Manager  BLM Paria River District  Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument  669 South Highway 89 A, Kanab, UT 84741 November 9, 2023  RE: Public Comments for the Draft Resource Management Plan (RMP) and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument (DOI-BLM-UT-P010-2022-0006-RMP-EIS)  Dear Adé Nelson, Scott Whitesides and the Resource

Coalition Joins Comments on the Proposed Nebraska Regional Haze State Implementation Plan

  November 8, 2023 Tracy Wharton Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy Legal Division P.O. Box 98922 Lincoln, NE 68509-8922 Re: Conservation Groups’ Comments on the State of Nebraska’s Proposed Regional Haze State Implementation Plan for the Second Implementation Period Dear Ms. Wharton, The National Parks Conservation Association, Sierra Club, and the Coalition to Protect

Coalition Submits Comments on North Cascades N.P Draft Grizzly Bear Restoration Management Plan

  November 8, 2023 Don Striker Superintendent North Cascades National Park Service Complex 810 State Route 20 Sedro Woolley, WA 98284 Subject: Draft Grizzly Bear Restoration Management Plan Dear Superintendent Striker: I write on behalf of more than 2,500 members of the Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks (Coalition), who collectively represent some 45,000 years

Coalition Joins 48 Environmental Organizations Urging Members to Oppose Amendments to the 2024 House Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act

The Coalition joined 48 environmental organizations in sending the below letter to the House of Representatives urging Members to oppose the following amendments to H.R. 4821, the House Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2024, when they come up for votes. November 2, 2023 U.S. House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515

Coalition Opposes the U.S. House of Representatives FY24 Interior, Environment and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill

 October 31, 2023  Dear Members of Congress,  We, the members of the National Parks Second Century Action Coalition, and friends of the coalition urge you to oppose the U.S. House of Representatives Fiscal Year 2024 (FY24) Interior, Environment and Related Agencies appropriations bill. The bill cuts the National Park Service (NPS) budget by $433 million

Coalition Joins Letter Expressing Concern Over Forest Bills

October 24, 2023 Senator Catherine Cortez Masto Chair Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee Public Lands, Forests & Mining Subcommittee U.S. Senate Washington, DC Senator Mike Lee Ranking Member Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee Public Lands, Forests & Mining Subcommittee U.S. Senate Washington, DC Dear Chair Cortez Masto and Ranking Member Lee: We write

Coalition Signs On in Opposition to House Interior Appropriations Bill

October 25, 2023 United States House of Representatives Washington, D.C. 20515 Re: Please oppose H.R. 4821, the 2024 interior bill, which would eviscerate environmental protections, decimate historic climate progress in the Inflation Reduction Act, green light harmful poison pill anti-environmental riders, and so much more Dear Representative, On behalf of our millions of members and

Coalition Comments on Visitor Use Management at Grand Teton National Park

  October 5, 2023 Chip Jenkins Superintendent Grand Teton National Park Post Office Drawer 170 Moose, WY 83012 Subject: Comments on Visitor Use Management at Grand Teton National Park Dear Superintendent Jenkins: I write to you on behalf of more than 2,500 members of the Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks (Coalition), who collectively represent

Coalition Joins Comments On Proposed Phase 2 Regulations of the National Environmental Policy Act

The Honorable Brenda Mallory Chair, Council on Environmental Quality 730 Jackson Place, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20503 Re: Docket Number 2023-0003 Dear Chair Mallory: This letter represents the collective comments of 88 organizations representing millions of members and supporters regarding the proposed Phase 2 regulations implementing the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). Our members care deeply

Coalition Offers Comments on Visitor Use Management at Glacier National Park

  September 28, 2023 Dave Roemer Superintendent Post Office Box 128 West Glacier, MT 59936 Subject: Comments on Visitor Use Management at Glacier National Park Dear Superintendent Roemer: I am writing to you on behalf of over 2,500 members of the Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks (Coalition), who collectively represent more than 45,000 years

Coalition Comments on Proposed Approval of Maryland’s Air Quality Implementation Plan

  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 3 Four Penn Center 1600 John F. Kennedy Blvd. Philadelphia, PA 19103-2029 Re: Comments on Proposed Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Maryland; Regional Haze State Implementation Plan for the Second Implementation Period [EPA Docket ID No. EPA–R03–OAR–2022–0912] The Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks, National Parks

Coalition Signs On in Support of DOI’s Proposed Oil & Gas Rule

Archaeology Southwest * Audubon Rockies * Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks * Conservation Colorado * Conservatives for Responsible Stewardship * Evangelical Environmental Network * Montana Wildlife Federation * National Audubon Society * National Parks Conservation Association * Natural Resources Defense Council * Nevada Conservation League * Nevada Wildlife Federation * New Mexico Voices for

Coalition Urges Congress to Pass a Continuing Resolution and Invest in Public Lands

September 22, 2023 Dear Members of Congress, We, the members of the National Parks Second Century Action Coalition, and friends of the coalition write to express our strong support for a continuing resolution to keep our government open until Congress can pass Fiscal Year 2024 (FY24) spending bills that invest in our parks, forests and

Coalition Comments on Point Reyes National Seashore Tomales Point Area Plan

  September 21, 2023 Craig Kenkel Superintendent 1 Bear Valley Road Point Reyes National Seashore Point Reyes Station, CA 94956 Subject: Comments on Scoping for Tomales Point Area Plan Dear Superintendent Kenkel: I am writing on behalf of over 2,500 members of the Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks (Coalition), who collectively represent more than

Coalition Comments on BLM’s Proposed Rule on Fluid Mineral Leases and the Leasing Process

  September 13, 2023 Ms. Tracy Stone-Manning Director, Bureau of Land Management 1849 C St. NW, Room 5646 Washington, DC 20240 Attention: 1004–AE80 Subject:  BLM Proposed Rule on Fluid Minerals Leases and Leasing Process, RIN 1004–AE78 Dear Director Stone-Manning: I am writing on behalf of the Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks (Coalition), a non-profit

Coalition Comments Comments on the BLM Nevada 2023 Fourth Quarter Oil and Gas Competitive Lease Sale Draft E.A. and Finding of No Significant Impact

THE WILDERNESS SOCIETY COALITION TO PROTECT AMERICA’S NATIONAL PARKS * FRIENDS OF THE EARTH UNITED STATES * NATURAL RESOURCES DEFENSE COUNCIL * NEVADA WILDLIFE FEDERATION * ROCKY MOUNTAIN WILD September 7, 2023 Jon Raby State Director Bureau of Land Management, Nevada Contacts: Melissa Jennings Bureau of Land Management Scott Distel Bureau of Land Management Eugene

Coalition Comments on Yosemite Visitor Access Management Plan

  September 6, 2023 Cicely Muldoon Superintendent P.O. Box 577 Yosemite National Park, CA 95389 Subject: Comments on Visitor Access Management Plan for Yosemite National Park Dear Superintendent Muldoon: I am writing to you on behalf of over 2,500 members of the Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks (Coalition), who collectively represent more than 45,000

Conservation Organizations Comments on the Proposed Stationary Source Permit to Operate for WestRock Virginia, LLC – Covington

  August 30, 2023 Erin Rau Air Permit Writer DEQ Blue Ridge Regional Office 901 Russell Drive Salem, VA 24153 Re: Conservation Organizations Comments on the Proposed Stationary Source Permit to Operate for WestRock Virginia, LLC – Covington Dear Ms. Rau: National Parks Conservation Association, Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks, and Virginia Conservation Network

Coalition Comments on Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Bison Management

  September 5, 2023 Cameron Sholly, Superintendent Attn: Bison Management Plan P.O. Box 168 Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190 Subject:  Comments on Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Bison Management Dear Superintendent Sholly: I am writing on behalf of more than 2,500 members of the Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks (Coalition), who collectively represent more

Coalition Joins Surry-Skiffes Creek-Whealton Project Proposed Meeting Request

August 29, 2023 Michael Connor Assistant Secretary of the Army, Civil Works U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 441 G Street, N.W. Washington, DC 20314 RE: NAO-2012-0080 Surry-Skiffes Creek-Whealton Proposed Meeting Request Dear Assistant Secretary Connor: We, the undersigned groups, continue to have significant concerns regarding the Army Corps-managed review of Dominion Energy’s Surry-Skiffes Creek-Whealton 500kV

Coalition and Others Voice Concerns about Transmission Line Project near Jamestown

August 29, 2023 The Honorable Tommy Beaudreau Deputy Secretary U.S. Department of the Interior 1849 C St. NW Washington, D.C. 20240 RE: Army Corps of Engineers NAO-2012-0080 Dominion Energy Surry-Skiffes Creek-Whealton Proposal Dear Deputy Secretary Beaudreau: We are writing on behalf of the undersigned organizations to express our ongoing concerns about the Army Corps-managed environmental

Coalition Comments on Mississippi Regional Haze Policy

  August 18, 2023 Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality Office of Pollution Control, Air Division P.O. Box 2261, Jackson, MS 39225 Attn: Carla Brown Re: Conservation Organizations Comments on the Pre-Hearing Draft Mississippi Regional Haze State Implementation Plan Dear Ms. Brown, The National Parks Conservation Association, Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks and Sierra Club

Coalition Comments on USFWS National Wildlife Refuge System Hunting and Sport Fishing Regulations

  U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 5275 Leesburg Pike MS: PRB (JAO/3W) Falls Church, VA 22041-3803 Attn: FWS–HQ–NWRS–2023–0038 Date: August 22, 2023 Dear U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Officials, We the undersigned write to strongly support the National Wildlife Refuge System: 2023-2024 Station-Specific Hunting and Sport Fishing Regulations (“Regulations”), and offer some changes to the

Coalition Joins Comments on Endangered Species Act Regulatory Revisions

  August 21, 2023 Public Comments Processing Attn: FWS–HQ–ES–2021–0104 Attn: FWS–HQ–ES–2021–0107 Attn: FWS–HQ–ES–2023–0018 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service MS: PRB (JAO/3W) 5275 Leesburg Pike Falls Church, VA 22041–3803 Re: Comments on Endangered Species Act Regulatory Revisions – Dockets FWS–HQ– ES–2021–0104; FWS–HQ–ES–2021–0107; FWS–HQ–ES–2023–0018 The Southern Environmental Law Center (“SELC”) submits the following comments on revisions proposed

Coalition Signs on in Support of Additional Protections for Minidoka NHS

          October 10, 2023 The Honorable Deb Haaland Secretary U.S. Department of the Interior 1849 C St., N.W. Washington, D.C. 20240 Dear Secretary Haaland: We are Japanese American and Alaska Native survivors, who were wrongfully incarcerated during World War II at Minidoka. We are joined by Minidoka descendants and allies. We

Coalition Joins Groups in Urging Secretary to Rescind Order on E-bike Use

American Hiking Society, Back Country Horsemen of America Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks, Marin Conservation League, National Parks Conservation Association, Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER), Save Our Seashores Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance, Wilderness Watch The Honorable Deb Haaland, Secretary of the Interior Chuck Sams, Director, National Park Service U.S. Department of the Interior

Coalition Submits Comments on Bandelier National Monument Proposed Air Tour Management Plan and Environmental Assessment

    July 31, 2023   Mr. Patrick Suddath, Superintendent Bandelier National Monument 15 Entrance RD Los Alamos, NM 87544   Subject:  Bandelier National Monument Proposed Air Tour Management Plan and Environmental Assessment   Dear Superintendent Suddath:    I am writing on behalf of over 2,400 members of the Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks

Coalition Comments on BLM Proposed Rule on Rights-of-Way, Leasing, and Operations for Renewable Energy

  July 27, 2023 Ms. Tracy Stone-Manning Director, Bureau of Land Management 1849 C St. NW, Room 5646 Washington, DC 20240 Attention: 1004–AE78 Subject:  BLM Proposed Rule on Rights-of-Way, Leasing, and Operations for Renewable Energy, RIN 1004–AE78 Dear Director Stone-Manning: I am writing on behalf of the Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks (Coalition), a

Coalition Supports Swift Implementation of 37 State Regional Haze Rules

July 11, 2023 The Honorable Michael Regan Environmental Protection Agency Office of the Administrator Mail Code 1101A 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. Washington, DC 20460 Re: Assuring Clean Air in our Parks and Communities through Strong Implementation of the Regional Haze Rule Dear Administrator Regan: On behalf of our millions of members and supporters nationwide, we,

Coalition Signs on in Opposition to U.S. House of Representatives FY 24 Interior, Environment and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill

July 18, 2023 Dear Chairwoman Granger, Ranking Member DeLauro and Appropriations Committee Members, We, the members of the National Parks Second Century Action Coalition, urge you to oppose the U.S. House of Representatives Fiscal Year 2024 (FY24) Interior, Environment and Related Agencies appropriations bill. The bill cuts the National Park Service (NPS) budget by $436

Coalition Comments on Use of Electric Bicycles within the National Park System

  July 14, 2023 Electric Bicycle Programmatic EA National Park Service 1849 C Street NW, MS-2472 Washington, DC 20240 Subject:  Programmatic EA – Use of Electric Bicycles within the National Park System Dear National Park Service: I am writing on behalf of the Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks, which represents over 2,400 current, former,

Coalition Joins Scoping Comments on Wyoming BLM 2024 Oil & Gas Lease Sale

THE WILDERNESS SOCIETY AUDUBON ROCKIES * THE COALITION TO PROTECT AMERICA’S NATIONAL PARKS * NATIONAL AUDUBON SOCIETY * NATIONAL PARKS CONSERVATION ASSOCIATION * NATURAL RESOURCES DEFENSE COUNCIL * POWDER RIVER BASIN RESOURCE COUNCIL * WYOMING OUTDOOR COUNCIL * WYOMING WILDERNESS ASSOCIATION July 12, 2023 Andrew Archuleta State Director Wyoming Bureau of Land Management 5353 Yellowstone

Coalition Joins Over 125 Groups in Call for BLM to Conserve Freshwater Resources as Part of the Public Lands Rule

July 5, 2023 Director Tracy Stone-Manning Bureau of Land Management U.S. Department of the Interior 1849 C St. NW, Room 5646 Washington, DC 20240 Attention: 1004–AE92 Director Stone-Manning, The undersigned organizations value watershed health, clean water, and healthy streams and rivers and are writing in support of the Conservation and Landscape Health rulemaking. As the

Coalition Comments Comments on the Draft Environmental Assessment and Draft Finding of No Significant Impact for the BLM Utah Oil and Gas Lease Sale

THE WILDERNESS SOCIETY COALITION TO PROTECT AMERICAS’S NATIONAL PARKS ROCKY MOUNTAIN WILD July 3, 2023 Greg Sheehan State Director Bureau of Land Management, Utah Project Contacts: Nathan Packer Natural Resources Specialist Bureau of Land Management Angela Wadman Physical Science Tech Bureau of Land Management Tylia Varilek O&G Leasing Team Archaeologist Bureau of Land Management Re:

Coalition Comments on the Bureau of Land Management Montana-Dakotas 2023 Third Quarter Oil and Gas Lease Sale Draft Environmental Assessment

THE WILDERNESS SOCIETY COALITION TO PROTECT AMERICA’S NATIONAL PARKS * FRIENDS OF THE EARTH * NATURAL RESOURCES DEFENSE COUNCIL * NORTHERN PLAINS RESOURCE COUNCIL * ROCKY MOUNTAIN WILD * WILD MONTANA June 26, 2023 Sonya Germann State Director Bureau of Land Management, Montana-Dakotas Project Contacts: Tessa Wallace Bureau of Land Management Re: Comments on the

Coalition Joins Baaj Nwaavjo I’tah Kukveni Grand Canyon NM NGO Letter of Support

Baaj Nwaavjo I’tah Kukveni Grand Canyon National Monument Support June 6, 2023 President Joe Biden The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. Washington, DC 20500 Dear President Biden: We express our strong support for the Grand Canyon Tribal Coalition and its request that you issue a proclamation to establish the Baaj Nwaavjo I’tah Kukveni Grand

Organizations Oppose S.1185, Support Sportspeople-Led Conservation and Secretarial Land Stewardship

The Honorable Senator United States Senate 118th Congress 15 May, 2023 Subject: Organizations Oppose S.1185, Support Sportspeople-Led Conservation and Secretarial Land Stewardship Dear Senator, The undersigned conservation groups are writing in staunch opposition to S.1185 – Protecting Access for Hunters and Anglers Act of 2023. S.1185 would prohibit the Secretaries of Interior and Agriculture from

Coalition Joins Organizations with Significant Concerns Over I-15 Wildlife Crossings Trailer Bill

  May 31, 2023 The Honorable Laura Friedman, Chair Assembly Transportation Committee 1020 N Street Room 112 Sacramento, California 95814 Re: Administration’s “Direct Contracting Public-Private Partnership Authority I-15 Wildlife Crossings” Trailer Bill – Significant Concerns and Request for Amendments Dear Chair Friedman: We write regarding the Administration’s Direct Contracting Public-Private Partnership Authority I-15 Wildlife Crossings

Letter of Support for the Proposed Rule on Hunting and Trapping in Alaska’s National Preserves

  May 30, 2023 The Honorable Shannon Estenoz Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks U.S. Department of the Interior 1849 C Street, N.W. Washington, DC  20240 Subject:  National Park Service Proposed Rule on Hunting and Trapping in National Preserves in Alaska Dear Assistant Secretary Estenoz: As former federal and state officials who are

Support for the Baaj Nwaavjo I’tah Kukveni Grand Canyon National Monument

    May 9, 2023 The Honorable Joseph R. Biden, Jr. President of the United States The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20500 The Honorable Debra Haaland Secretary of the Interior U.S. Department of the Interior 1849 C Street, N.W. Washington D.C. 20240 The Honorable Brenda Mallory Chair of the Council on

Coalition Signs Protest for WY BLM Oil and Gas Lease Parcels

THE WILDERNESS SOCIETY AUDUBON ROCKIES (WY, CO, UT) * COALITION TO PROTECT AMERICA’S NATIONAL PARKS * FRIENDS OF THE EARTH * NATIONAL AUDUBON SOCIETY * NATURAL RESOURCES DEFENSE COUNCIL * WILD MONTANA * WYOMING OUTDOOR COUNCIL * WYOMING WILDERNESS ASSOCIATION May 1, 2023 BLM Wyoming State Office Attention: Andrew Archuleta, State Director 5353 Yellowstone Road

Coalition Opposes Legislation That Weakens Endangered Species Act

Dear Chairman Westerman, Ranking Member Grijalva, On behalf of our organizations and our millions of members and supporters, we write to express our strong opposition to the seven pieces of legislation being marked up on April 27th in the House Natural Resources Committee. Collectively these bills weaken the Endangered Species Act by eliminating vital protections

Coalition Comments on BLM Utah Competitive Oil & Gas Lease Sale

THE WILDERNESS SOCIETY COALITION TO PROTECT AMERICA’S NATIONAL PARKS FRIENDS OF THE EARTH NATURAL RESOURCES DEFENSE COUNCIL   April 19, 2023 SUBMITTED VIA E-PLANNING Greg Sheehan State Director Bureau of Land Management, Utah Project Contacts: Angela Wadman Physical Science Tech Bureau of Land Management Tylia Varilek O&G Leasing Team Archaeologist Bureau of Land Management Re:

Coalition Supports Extending Funding for the National Parks and Public Lands Legacy Restoration Fund

  April 17, 2023 Dear Chairman Tiffany, Ranking Member Neguse and other Members of the Federal Lands Subcommittee, We, the members of the National Parks Second Century Action Coalition write in support of extending funding for the National Parks and Public Lands Legacy Restoration Fund, as part of the Great American Outdoors Act, for at

Coalition Signs Protest to BLM Competitive Oil and Gas Lease Sale

THE WILDERNESS SOCIETY COALITION TO PROTECT AMERICA’S NATIONAL PARKS FRIENDS OF THE EARTH NATURAL RESOURCES DEFENSE COUNCIL   April 17, 2023 Submitted via email to BL********************@bl*.gov BLM New Mexico State Office Attention: State Director 301 Dinosaur Trail Santa Fe, NM 87508 Re: May 2023 Protest Dear State Director Barnes: The Wilderness Society, Friends of the

Coalition Submits Comments to BLM Regarding the Lava Ridge Wind Project EIS

  April 12, 2023 Lava Ridge Wind Project EIS BLM Shoshone Field Office Attention: Kasey Prestwich 400 West F Street Shoshone, ID 83352 Subject:  Lava Ridge Wind Project Draft EIS Comments Dear Mr. Prestwich: I am writing on behalf of the Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks, which represents over 2,400 current, former, and retired

Coalition Joins Comments on Revised NPS Alaska Bear Hunting Rule

  March 27, 2023 Sarah Creachbaum Regional Director National Park Service Alaska Regional Office 240 West 5th Ave. Anchorage, AK 99501 Re: National Park Service Proposed Rule; RIN 1024-AE70 Dear Director Creachbaum: Trustees for Alaska submits these comments on behalf of the Alaska Wildlife Alliance, Alaska Wilderness League, Alaskans FOR Wildlife, Animal Legal Defense Fund,

The Coalition Supports Budget Priorities of Second Century Action Group

  Priorities for the National Parks Second Century Action Coalition for FY24 The National Park Service (NPS) needs the financial resources to ensure both domestic and international visitors have the experience they deserve. For more than a century, our national parks have remained America’s favorite places, important pieces of our natural and cultural heritage set

Conservation Organizations’ Comments on Iowa’s Draft State Implementation Plan Regional Haze Second Implementation Period

  March 16, 2023 Re: Conservation Organizations’ Comments on Iowa’s Draft State Implementation Plan Regional Haze Second Implementation Period (2019-2028) Dear Mr. Johnson: Sierra Club, National Parks Conservation Association, Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks, Iowa Interfaith Power & Light (“Conservation Organizations”) submit the following comments regarding the Iowa Department of Natural Resources’ (“IDNR”) Draft

Coalition Joins Over 40 Organizations in Opposition to H.R. 1335: Transparency, Accountability, Permitting, and Production of American Resources Act

March 9, 2023 Re: House National Resources Committee Markup on H.R. 1335 Dear Chairman Westerman, Ranking Member Grijalva, and members of the House Natural Resources Committee, On behalf of more than 40 organizations and our millions of members and supporters, we write to you to express our strenuous opposition to H.R. 1335: Transparency, Accountability, Permitting,

Coalition Provides Additional Comments on Cumberland Island National Seashore Proposed Visitor Use Management Plan

  March 7, 2023 Superintendent Gary Ingram Cumberland Island National Seashore 101 Wheeler Street St. Marys, Georgia 31558 Dear Superintendent Ingram: On behalf of the National Parks Conservation Association, Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks, Center for Biological Diversity, Georgia Audubon, Center for Sustainable Coast, Satilla Riverkeeper, and Ogeechee Riverkeeper, Southern Environmental Law Center writes

Coalition Joins Comments on NPS Workplace Issues and Employee Morale

March 1, 2023 The Honorable Charles F. Sams, III Director, National Park Service 1849 C Street, NW Washington, DC 20240 Subject: NPS workplace issues and employee morale Dear Director Sams: The Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks, the Association of National Park Rangers, and the National Parks Conservation Association recently formed a joint workgroup to

Coalition Signs on to Recommendations of the Federal Onshore Oil and Gas Leasing Program

February 27, 2023 The Honorable Deb Haaland Secretary of the Interior 1849 C Street NW Washington, D.C. 20240 RE: Recommendations for the Rulemaking to Revise Existing Regulations for the Federal Onshore Oil and Gas Leasing Program Dear Secretary Haaland: Thank you for your leadership in recently issuing guidance on the important federal onshore oil and

Coalition Comments on BLM’s Proposed Programmatic EIS for Solar Energy Development

  February 16, 2023 Bureau of Land Management Solar Energy PEIS Scoping 1849 C Street NW Washington, DC 20006 Dear Solar Energy Scoping Team: I am writing to you on behalf of the Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks (Coalition). Our membership is comprised entirely of National Park Service (NPS) retirees, former and current employees,

Coalition Requests BLM Extend the Comment Period for the Lava Ridge Wind Project by 30 days

  February 13, 2023 Mr. Kasey Prestwich, Project Manager Shoshone Field Office Bureau of Land Management 400 W. F St. Shoshone, ID 83352 Subject: Lava Ridge Wind Project Comment Period Dear Mr. Prestwich: I am writing to you on behalf of the Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks (Coalition). Our membership is comprised of over

Coalition Joins Scoping Comments on Parcels for the BLM Montana-Dakotas June 2023 Oil and Gas Lease Sale

THE WILDERNESS SOCIETY COALITION TO PROTECT AMERICA’S NATIONAL PARKS * FRIENDS OF THE EARTH * NATURAL RESOURCES DEFENSE COUNCIL * ROCKY MOUNTAIN WILD * SIERRA CLUB * THE MONTANA WILDLIFE FEDERATION * WILD MONTANA February 9, 2023 Sonya Germann State Director Bureau of Land Management, Montana/Dakotas Project Contacts: Tessa Wallace Bureau of Land Management Christine

Wilderness Battlefield Coalition letter to Planning Commission

  February 7, 2023  Orange County Planning Commission: Donald Brooks, Chair J. Jason Capelle, Vice Chair J. Bryan Nicol George Yancey Adam Bryington Re: REZ 22-03, Wilderness Crossing Dear Members of the Planning Commission: We are writing on behalf of the Wilderness Battlefield Coalition and of our thousands of members across Virginia and Orange County.

Coalition Comments on NPS National Long Range Transportation Plan

    February 2, 2023 Denver Service Center National Park Service (NPS) Planning, Design and Construction Management Office 12795 West Alameda Parkway Lakewood, CO 80228-2838 Subject: Comments on NPS National Long Range Transportation Plan Dear Denver Service Center: I am writing to you on behalf of the Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks (Coalition). Our

Coalition Comments on Day Use Visitor Access Strategy for Rocky Mountain National Park

  January 31, 2023 Darla Sidles Superintendent Rocky Mountain National Park 1000 U.S. Highway 36 Estes Park, CO 80517 Subject: Comments on Day Use Visitor Access Strategy for Rocky Mountain National Park Dear Superintendent Sidles: We are writing to you on behalf of over 2,300 members of the Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks (Coalition),

Coalition Signs on to Comments Regarding the Monument Management Plan for the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument

January 27, 2023 Brittany Petersen Marine Monument Superintendent U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 300 Westgate Center Drive Hadley, MA 01035  Re: Comments on U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Intent to Prepare a Draft Monument Management Plan for the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument Dear Ms. Petersen, On

Coalition Comments on Visitor Access Management Plan for Yosemite National Park

  January 25, 2023 Cicely Muldoon Superintendent Post Office Box 577 Yosemite National Park, CA 95389 Subject: Comments on Visitor Access Management Plan for Yosemite National Park Dear Superintendent Muldoon: I am writing to you on behalf of over 2,300 members of the Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks (Coalition), who collectively represent more than

Coalition Comments on Visitor Access Management Plan for Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

  January 24, 2023  Superintendent Clayton Jordan Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks 47050 Generals Highway Three Rivers, CA 93271 Subject: Comments on Visitor Access Management Plan for Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park Dear Superintendent Jordan: I am writing to you on behalf of over 2,300 members of the Coalition to Protect America’s National

Coalition Joins Comments on the Wyoming Bureau of Land Management 2023 Second Quarter Oil and Gas Lease Sale Draft EA.

AUDUBON ROCKIES * COALITION TO PROTECT AMERICA’S NATIONAL PARKS * EARTHJUSTICE * ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENSE FUND * FRIENDS OF THE EARTH * NATIONAL AUDUBON SOCIETY * NATIONAL PARKS CONSERVATION ASSOCIATION * NATURAL RESOURCES DEFENSE COUNCIL * POWDER RIVER BASIN RESOURCE COUNCIL * ROCKY MOUNTAIN WILD * THE WILDERNESS SOCIETY * WYOMING OUTDOOR COUNCIL * WYOMING WILDERNESS

Coalition Joins in Support of Virginia Senate Bill Prohibiting Construction of Industrial Data Centers Within One Mile of a National Park, State Park or other Historically Significant Site

January 19, 2023 Senate Committee on Local Government Senate Room 3, The Capitol 1000 Bank St Richmond, VA 23218 Dear Chair Lewis, and Senators Hanger, Stanley, Favola, DeSteph, Dunnavant, McPike, Howell, Spruill, Morrissey, Bell, Hashmi, Kiggans, Reeves, and Hackworth: We are writing to you today on behalf of the undersigned 18 environmental and historic preservation

Coalition Comments on the Cumberland Island N.S. Visitor Use Management Plan

  Superintendent Gary Ingram Cumberland Island National Seashore 101 Wheeler Street St. Marys, Georgia 31558 Re: Cumberland Island National Seashore Proposed Visitor Use Management Plan Dear Superintendent Ingram: On behalf of the National Parks Conservation Association, Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks, Center for Biological Diversity, Sierra Club, Georgia Chapter Sierra Club, Georgia Audubon, Center

Coalition Urges Passage of National Heritage Act in Letter to Congressional Leadership

  December 13, 2022 The Honorable Charles Schumer Majority Leader United States Senate Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable Mitch McConnell Minority Leader United States Senate Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable Nancy Pelosi Speaker United States House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515 The Honorable Kevin McCarthy Minority Leader United States House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515

Coalition Joins Partners in Expressing Deep Concerns Over Proposed Leasing Plans for Clara Barton NHS

December 9, 2022 Dear Superintendent Charles Cuvelier: We are a group concerned with the future of the Clara Barton National Historic Site. Many of us are professional historians of the United States with considerable expertise in women’s history, public history, U.S. history from before the Civil War to its aftermath to the Progressive Era, the

Coalition Supports Increased Funding For Environmental Agencies and Programs in FY23 Omnibus Bill

November 30, 2022     Dear Chairman Leahy, Vice Chairman Shelby, Chairwoman DeLauro, and Ranking Member Granger: On behalf of our tens of millions of members and supporters across the country, we respectfully request that you support significantly increased funding for environmental agencies and programs in the FY23 omnibus. We also ask that you reject

Coalition Continues to Take Action on Transmission Line Project Near Jamestown

November 23, 2022 Michael Connor Assistant Secretary of the Army, Civil Works U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 441 G Street, N.W. Washington, DC 20314 RE: NAO-2012-0080 Surry-Skiffes Creek-Whealton Proposal Meeting Request Dear Assistant Secretary Connor: We, the undersigned groups with special expertise on this matter, continue to have significant concerns about the Army Corps-managed environmental

Coalition Signs on In Support of Protection for Mature Forests

To: The Honorable John Kerry, U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate Cc: The Honorable Ali Zaidi, Assistant to the President & National Climate Advisor The Honorable John Podesta, Senior Advisor to the President for Clean Energy Innovation and Implementation The Honorable Tom Vilsack, United States Secretary of Agriculture The Honorable Deb Haaland, United States Secretary

Coalition Signs on In Support of Additional Funding for Disaster Relief in FY23 Appropriations Omnibus Bill

November 14th, 2022 RE: Include public lands disaster relief in the next FY23 funding vehicle Dear Senators and Representatives: We, the undersigned organizations, representing millions of Americans, are dismayed by the devastation this year’s natural disasters have caused to communities throughout the country and commend the bipartisan aid you have provided for their needs to

Coalition Joins Comments In Support of Guidance to Disallow Renewable Energy Tax Credits Near Japanese American Incarceration Sites

November 4, 2022 Notice 2022-49 — Certain Energy Generation Incentives Comments Submitted electronically via Federal eRulemaking Portal (www.regulations.gov) Internal Revenue Service U.S Department of Treasury P.O. Box 7604 Washington, DC 20044 Dear Internal Revenue Service: On behalf of our 20 respective organizations and 21 local and regional chapters of the Japanese American Citizens League, we

Bears Ears National Monument Monument Management Plan Scoping Comments October 2022

Grand Canyon Trust – Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance – The Wilderness Society – Western Watersheds Project – National Parks Conservation Association – Center for Biological Diversity – Conservation Lands Foundation – WildEarth Guardians – Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks – Wildlands Network – Natural Resources Defense Council Bears Ears National Monument Monument Management Plan

Coalition Signs Letter Opposing the Prince William Digital Gateway

October 31, 2022 Prince William County Board of Supervisors 1 County Complex Ct. Prince William, VA 22192 Dear Chair Ann Wheeler and Members of the Prince William County Board of Supervisors: We, the undersigned thirty (30) organizations, write to you today regarding Comprehensive Plan Amendment #CPA2021-00004, the PW Digital Gateway. On behalf of our millions

Coalition Joins Request for Surry-Skiffes Creek-Whealton James River Transmission Line Pre-decisional Referral

Dear Deputy Secretary Beaudreau: The Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks, Cultural Heritage Partners, Duke Environmental Law and Policy Clinic, the National Parks Conservation Association, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and Preservation Virginia have requested that the U.S. Department of Interior and the National Park Service file a pre-decisional referral to the Council on

Coalition Joins E-bike Letter Sent to Secretary Haaland

American Hiking Society, Back Country Horsemen of America, Backcountry Hunters and Anglers, California Wilderness Coalition, Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks, Colorado Mountain Club, Colorado Wildlands Project, Conservation Lands Foundation, Conservation Northwest, Environmental Action Committee of West Marin, Friends of the Bitterroot, Great Old Broads for Wilderness, High Country Conservation Advocates, Idaho Conservation League, Keep

Comments on Minnesota’s Draft Plan for Regional Haze

  October 7, 2022 Submitted electronically via MPCA webpage Minnesota Pollution Control Agency c/o Maggie Wenger 520 Lafayette Road St. Paul, Minnesota 55155 Re: Minnesota’s Draft State Implementation Plan for Regional Haze Round II Dear Ms. Wenger: The Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks, Environmental Law & Policy Center, Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy, National Parks

Comments on the 2023-2028 Proposed Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Program and Draft EIS

    October 6, 2022 Ms. Kelly Hammerle Chief, National OCS Oil and Gas Leasing Program U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management 45600 Woodland Road Sterling, VA 20166 Re: Comments on the 2023-2028 Proposed Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Program and Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (Docket ID: BOEM-2022-0031) Ms. Hammerle: The Southern

Coalition Comments on Ongoing Use of Lead Ammunition and Fishing Tackle in Units of The National Park System

      October 6, 2022 Ms. Shannon Estenoz Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks U.S. Department of the Interior 1849 C Street, N.W. Washington, DC 20240 Subject:  Ongoing use of toxic lead ammunition and fishing tackle in units of the National Park System Dear Assistant Secretary Estenoz: I am writing to you

Potential Air Tour Management Plan (ATMP) Alternatives for Mount Rushmore National Memorial

  October 3, 2022 Ms. Michelle Wheatley, Superintendent Mount Rushmore National Memorial 13000 Highway 244 Building 31, Suite 1 Keystone, SD 57751 Subject: Potential Air Tour Management Plan (ATMP) Alternatives for Mount Rushmore National Memorial Dear Superintendent Wheatley: I am writing on behalf of over 2,200 members of the Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks (Coalition), who

Badlands National Park Air Tour Management Plan Potential Alternatives Newsletter

  October 3, 2022 Mr. Eric Veach, Superintendent Badlands National Park 25216 Ben Reifel Road Interior, SD 57750 Subject: Badlands National Park Air Tour Management Plan Potential Alternatives Newsletter Dear Superintendent Veach: First, welcome to the National Park Service as the new superintendent of Badlands National Park! We hope you will find working within the

Comments for Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument Resource Management Plan

  Bureau of Land Management Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument 669 South Highway 89 A, Kanab, UT 84741 September 26, 2022 RE: Public Scoping Comments for Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument Resource Management Plan (DOI-BLM-UT-P010-2022-0006-RMP-EIS) Dear Adé Nelson and the Resource Management Planning Team, The National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) and the Coalition to Protect America’s National

Coalition and Partners Continue Fight Against Development Near Manassas National Battlefield Park

Senator Mark Warner Senator Tim Kaine Representative Don Beyer Representative Gerry Connolly Representative Abigail Spanberger Representative Jennifer Wexton Representative Rob Wittman September 20, 2022 Dear Virginia Senators and Northern Virginia Representatives, As many of you know, the proposed Prince William Digital Gateway (PWDG) is a Comprehensive Plan Amendment (CPA) in Prince William County to designate

Coalition Joins 100 Organizations in Support of Avi Kwa Ame National Monument Designation

September 19th, 2022 The Honorable Joseph R. Biden, Jr. The White House Washington, DC 20500 Dear Mr. President, Together, 100 organizations representing millions of members and supporters across the country join the Indigenous leaders and nations, state and local governments, conservation organizations, outdoor recreationists, small businesses, artists, and advocates urging you to designate Avi Kwa

Coalition Comments On Big Cypress National Preserve Supplemental Draft Backcountry Access Plan, Wilderness Study, and Environmental Impact Statement

  September 20, 2022 Mr. Tom Forsyth, Superintendent Big Cypress National Preserve 33100 Tamiami Trail East Ochopee , FL 34141 Subject: BICY Supplemental Draft Backcountry Access Plan/Wilderness Study/EIS Dear Superintendent Forsyth: I am writing on behalf of over 2,200 members of the Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks (Coalition), who collectively represent more than 45,000

Coalition Joins Support for NPF Reauthorization Act

September 19, 2022 Dear Members of the Senate Energy Natural Resources Committee, We, the members of the National Parks Second Century Action Coalition, write in support of the National Park Foundation Reauthorization Act of 2022 and urge the committee to swiftly move the bill and ensure final passage. National parks unite our country as evidenced

Coalition Joins Support for Supplemental NPS Disaster Recovery Funding

September 19, 2022 Dear Senators Schumer, McConnell, Leahy and Shelby and Representatives Pelosi, McCarthy, DeLauro and Granger, We, the members of the National Parks Second Century Action Coalition, urge inclusion of at least $1.7 billion in disaster relief for our national parks in the next FY23 spending bill. The extent of this year’s natural disasters

Coalition Comments on Dominion Energy’s James River Project

September 12, 2022 Ms. Shannon Estenoz Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks U.S. Department of the Interior Washington, DC 20240 Subject: NAO-2012-00080, Surry-Skiffes Creek-Whealton Project, James River Transmission Line Dear Assistant Secretary Estenoz: We are writing to you on behalf of the Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks, Cultural Heritage Partners, Duke Environmental

Coalition Supports Designation of Camp Hale-Continental Divide National Monument

Vet Voice Foundation P.O. Box 11559 Portland OR 97211 President Joseph R. Biden The White House Washington, DC 20500 Dear Mr. President: We are writing to urge you to use the powers granted to you under the Antiquities Act to designate the Camp Hale-Continental Divide National Monument in Colorado. As you know, this request was

Coalition Comments on FRA Brightline West NEPA Re-evaluation of Las Vegas to Apple Valley Segment

  August 22, 2022 Amit Bose, Administrator Federal Railroad Administration 1200 New Jersey Ave SE Washington, D.C. 20590 am***********@do*.gov Re: Adding Necessary Wildlife Overpasses to Brightline West High-Speed Rail Project – Coalition Comments on FRA Brightline West NEPA Re-evaluation of Las Vegas to Apple Valley Segment Dear Administrator Bose: We write to request that the

Coalition Sends Letter of Support for 1908 Springfield Race Riot Study

  September 2, 2022 Mr. Tokey Boswell Associate Regional Director Facilities, Planning, and Infrastructure National Park Service 601 Riverfront Drive Omaha, NE 68102 Subject: Special Resource Study for 1908 Springfield Race Riot Site Dear Mr. Boswell: The Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks (Coalition) is pleased to submit the following comments to the National Park

The Coalition Applauds and Supports the National Park Service System Plan

  The Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks applauds and supports the National Park Service System Plan, and its findings. This report addresses many of the concerns expressed in This Land is Our Land; Restoring Our National Parks, a document the Coalition prepared for the Biden Administration as they transitioned into office. Our organization, as

Coalition Joins Call to Protect Old-Growth Forests

Secretary Vilsack and Secretary Haaland, We are writing on behalf of our millions of members and supporters across the country to comment specifically on how you should define—and manage— mature and old-growth trees and forests to provide the greatest climate, biodiversity, and drinking water benefits for the United States. President Biden correctly identified these forests

Coalition Signs On To Support Secretary Deb Haaland issued Secretarial Order 3407 (single-use plastics)

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

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

Coalition’s Comments to the DOI’s Law Enforcement Task Force

  July 28, 2020 United States Department of the Interior Office of the Secretary Law Enforcement Task Force 1849 C Street NW Washington DC 20240 Dear Members of the Secretary’s Law Enforcement Task Force: I am writing on behalf of the Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks, a non-profit organization comprised of more than 2,200

Coalition Comments on Nevada’s Proposed Regional Haze State Implementation Plan

  July 25, 2022 Andrew Tucker Nevada Division of Environmental Protection 901 S. Stewart Street, Suite 4001 Carson City, NV 8970 Re: Conservation Organizations’ Comments on the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection’s Proposed Regional Haze State Implementation Plan for the Second Planning Period Dear Mr. Tucker: National Parks Conservation Association, Sierra Club and Coalition to

Coalition Comments On Hawaii Draft Regional Haze State Implementation Plan

Hawaii has two Class I areas, Haleakalā National Park on Maui Island and Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park on Hawaii Island. DOH-CAB evaluated the following four sources, and proposed the following actions: Based on NPCA’s research, we know these sources contribute to visibility impairment at Hawaii’s Class I areas. As discussed below, we urge DOH-CAB to

Coalition Comments On Idaho Draft Regional Haze State Implementation Plan

Idaho’s two Class I areas, Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve and Yellowstone National Park. Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve protects a vast “weird and scenic landscape” with remarkable and diverse volcanic features, sagebrush steppe ecosystems, and wilderness, which provides opportunities to explore, understand, and value the rugged and remote

Coalition Supports Cesar Chavez National Historic Park

June 2022 The Honorable Dianne Feinstein United States Senate Washington, D.C. 20510 The Honorable Alex Padilla United States Senate Washington, D.C. 20510 The Honorable Raul Ruiz United States Congress Washington, D.C. 20510 Dear Senators Padilla and Feinstein and Congressman Ruiz: Thank you for your commitment to honoring the visibility of our diverse American history in

Coalition Leads Effort in Support of Additional FY23 NPS Funding

American Hiking Society * Appalachian Mountain Club * Appalachian Trail Conservancy * Chesapeake Conservancy * Connecticut Forest & Park Association Continental Divide Trail Association * Environmental Action Committee of West Marin * East Bay Regional Park District * Endangered Species Coalition Evangelical Environmental Network * Friends of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Friends of Saguaro National Park *

Coalition Comments on California’s Proposed State Implementation Plan Regional Haze – Round Two

Access Fund * Central Valley Young Environmental Advocates Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks * National Parks Conservation Association * Outdoor Alliance California June 13, 2022 Liane Randolph Chair, California Air Resources Board 1001 I St. Sacramento, CA 95814 Re: Comments on California’s Proposed State Implementation Plan Regional Haze Round Two Dear Ms. Randolph, On behalf

Coalition Signs on To Letter Urging National Monument Designation for Castner Range

June 7th, 2022 The Honorable Joseph R. Biden, Jr. The White House Washington, DC 20500 Dear Mr. President, On behalf of the 92 undersigned organizations and the millions of members and supporters we collectively represent, we urge you to designate Castner Range as a national monument through the powers granted to your office under the

Coalition Submits Comments on Alaska Regional Haze Plan

  May 24, 2022 Rebecca Smith Division of Air Quality Department of Environmental Conservation P.O. Box 111800 Juneau, Alaska 99811-1800 Re: Organizational Comments on Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation’s Proposed Regional Haze State Implementation Plan (SIP) Dear Ms. Smith: The Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks and National Parks Conservation Association (“Organizations”) submit the following

Coalition Signs on In Support of the NPF Reauthorization Act

  May 23, 2022 Dear Members of the Senate Energy Natural Resources Committee and House of Representatives Natural Resources Committee, We, the members of the National Parks Second Century Action Coalition, write in support of the National Park Foundation Reauthorization Act of 2022 and urge the committees to swiftly move the bill and ensure final

Coalition Comments on Fire Island National Seashore Off Road Vehicle Civic Engagement Newsletter

  May 19, 2022 Superintendent Alexcy Romero Fire Island National Seashore 120 Laurel Street Patchogue, New York 11772 Subject: Comments on Fire Island National Seashore Off Road Vehicle Civic Engagement Newsletter Dear Superintendent Romero: I am writing on behalf of over 2,200 members of the Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks (Coalition), who collectively represent

Member Op-Ed: President Biden should make a national monument in Sierra from Yosemite to Kings Canyon

  President Biden should make a national monument in Sierra from Yosemite to Kings Canyon BY RUSSELL GALIPEAU AND DON NEUBACHER April 29, 2022 Last year, President Biden set our first-ever national conservation goal — to conserve 30 percent of U.S. lands and waters by 2030 — as part of his America the Beautiful Plan.

Coalition Comments on Proposed Arkansas Regional Haze Plan

  Erika Droke Department of Energy and Environment 5301 Northshore Drive North Little Rock, AR 72118 April 28, 2022 RE: Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks, National Parks Conservation Association, and Sierra Club Comments on Arkansas Division of Environmental Quality’s Proposed Regional Haze Planning Period II State Implementation Plan Dear Ms. Droke: Please accept these

Open Letter Regarding Alabama’s Regional Haze State Implementation Plan

Lance LeFleur, Director Ron Gore, Chief of Air Division Alabama Department of Environmental Management P.O. Box 301463 Montgomery, AL 36130-1463 Dear Director LeFleur and Chief Gore: Alabama is one of the most biodiverse states in the country. Our remarkable ecosystems and beautiful scenery make Alabama an attractive destination for nature enthusiasts and drive our tourism

Reduce Regional Haze Air Pollution In Our National Parks

April 21, 2022 Secretary Deborah Haaland U.S. Department of Interior Washington, D.C. Director Charles F. “Chuck” Sams III National Park Service U.S. Department of Interior Washington, D.C. Dear Secretary Haaland and Director Sams, On behalf of our millions of members and supporters nationwide, we, the undersigned 56 organizations, thank you for your commitment to our national

Over 300 Coalition Members Sign On in Support of National Monuments

              April 19, 2022 The Honorable Joseph R. Biden President of the United States The Honorable Debra Haaland Secretary of the Interior The Honorable Brenda Mallory Chair of the Council on Environmental Quality Dear President Biden, Secretary Haaland, and Chair Mallory: We are writing on behalf of over 2,100

Coalition Comments: Air Tour Management Plan Alternatives for Haleakalā National Park

  April 1, 2022 Ms. Natalie Gates, Superintendent Haleakalā National Park PO Box 369 Makawao, HI 96768 Subject: Potential Air Tour Management Plan (ATMP) Alternatives for Haleakalā National Park Dear Superintendent Gates: I am writing on behalf of over 2,200 members of the Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks (Coalition), who collectively represent more than 40,000 years

Coalition Submits Comments on Air Tour Management Alternatives for Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

  March 28, 2022 Ms. Rhonda Loh, Superintendent Hawaii Volcanoes National Park P.O. Box 52 Hawaii National Park, HI 96718 Subject: Potential Air Tour Management Plan (ATMP) Alternatives for Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Dear Superintendent Loh: I am writing on behalf of over 2,100 members of the Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks (Coalition), who

Coalition Joins Comments Request for Supplemental National Environmental Policy Act Analyses.

COALITION TO PROTECT AMERICA’S NATIONAL PARKS * CONSERVATION COLORADO * EARTHJUSTICE * ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENSE FUND * FRIENDS OF THE EARTH * LEAGUE OF CONSERVATION VOTERS * MONTANA WILDLIFE FEDERATION * NATIONAL PARKS CONSERVATION ASSOCIATION * NATURAL RESOURCES DEFENSE COUNCIL * PUBLIC CITIZEN * ROCKY MOUNTAIN WILD * SIERRA CLUB * WILD MONTANA * THE WILDERNESS

Coalition Comments Comments on Wyoming’s Proposed State Implementation Plan Regional Haze Round Two

              March 22, 2022 Nancy Vehr Administrator Air Quality Division Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality 200 West 17th Street Cheyenne, WY 82002 Re: Conservation Organizations’ Comments on Wyoming’s Proposed State Implementation Plan Regional Haze Round Two Dear Ms. Vehr: The National Parks Conservation Association, Sierra Club, Powder River Basin

Coalition Joins Comments on Montana’s Regional Haze Plan

March 21, 2022 Rhonda Payne Montana Department of Environmental Quality Air Quality Bureau 1520 E 6th Avenue Helena, MT 59620-0901 Re: Montana’s Regional Haze State Implementation Plan for the 2nd Implementation Period Dear Ms. Payne: On behalf of the undersigned organizations, we respectfully submit this comment letter on Montana’s Regional Haze State Implementation Plan for

Coalition Sends Letter Regarding GRCA Backcountry Permit Fees

            March 10, 2022 Mr. Edward Keable, Superintendent Grand Canyon National Park PO Box 129 Grand Canyon, AZ  86023 Dear Superintendent Keable: I am writing on behalf of over 2,100 members of the Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks (Coalition), who collectively represent more than 40,000 years of national park

Coalition Comments – Wears Valley Mountain Bike Trail Revised Environmental Assessment.

            March 9, 2022 Mr. Alan Sumeriski Superintendent, Great Smoky Mountains National Park 107 Park Headquarters Road Gatlinburg, TN  37738 Subject:  Comments on Revised Environmental Assessment for Proposed Wears Valley Mountain Bike Trail System Dear Acting Superintendent Sumeriski: I am writing on behalf of over 2,100 members of the Coalition

Coalition Submits Comments on Caneel Bay Redevelopment and Management Plan

  March 4, 2022 Caneel Bay Redevelopment and Management Plan Superintendent 1300 Cruz Bay Creek St. John, VI 00830 Re: Caneel Bay Redevelopment and Management Plan Newsletter comments Dear Superintendent Fields: We are writing on behalf of the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) and its 1.6 million members and supporters nationwide, and the Coalition to

Coalition Submits Written Comments on American Conservation and Stewardship Atlas

  March 3, 2022 The Honorable Deb Haaland Secretary of the Interior U.S. Department of the Interior 1849 C Street, N.W. Washington DC 20240 Subject: Comments on American Conservation and Stewardship Atlas, Docket No. DOI-2021-0016 Dear Secretary Haaland: I am writing on behalf of over 2,100 members of the Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks

Coalition Submits Comments on Visitor Experience and Improvement Authority Proposed Rule

              March 1, 2022 Commercial Services Program National Park Service 1849 C Street NW Mail Stop 2410, Attn: VEIA Rule Comments Washington, DC 20240 Subject: Regulation Identifier Number (RIN) 1024-AE47 Dear NPS Commercial Services Program: I am writing to you on behalf of over 2,100 members of the Coalition

Coalition Reaches out to Director Sams Regarding HR Concerns

  February 17, 2022 Mr. Charles Sams, Director National Park Service 1849 C Street NW Washington, DC 2024 Dear Director Sams: I am writing on the behalf of the Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks. The Coalition is a non-profit organization composed of more than 2,100 retired, former and current employees of the National Park

Coalition Joins Sign On Commending GAOA Hearing

  February 8, 2022 Dear Chairman King, Ranking Member Daines and Members of the Committee, We, the members of the National Parks Second Century Action Coalition (Coalition), thank the Subcommittee on National Parks for hosting the important upcoming hearing on the Great American Outdoors Act. We commend the historic bipartisan support for this bill and

Organizations Send Notice of Intent to Sue EPA Over Failure of Regional Haze Plans

  February 7, 2022 Via Certified and Electronic Mail Michael Regan, Administrator U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Ariel Rios Building 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W. Mail Code 1101A Washington, DC 20460 Re: Notice of Intent to File Suit Under the Clean Air Act for Failure to Make Statutory Completeness Determinations and Findings of Failure to Submit Regional

Coalition Submits Comments on Ironman Race Permit Request at Blue Ridge Parkway

  January 29, 2022 Ms. Tracy Swartout, Superintendent Blue Ridge Parkway 199 Hemphill Knob Rd Asheville, NC 28803 Dear Superintendent Swartout: I am writing to you on behalf of over 2,100 members of the Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks (Coalition), a non-profit organization composed of retired, former, or current employees of the National Park

Coalition Expresses Strong Concern Over Potential Development Near Manassas National Battlefield Park

    January 25, 2022 Chair Wheeler and Members of the Prince William Board of County Supervisors, I am writing you today on behalf of the Coalition to Protect Americas National Parks, a non-profit organization composed of more than 2,100 retired, former and current employees of the National Park Service (NPS), who collectively have over

Coalition Joins Call Urging Passage of Final FY 22 Appropriations Bills

  January 24, 2022 Dear Chairman Leahy, Ranking Member Shelby, Chairwoman DeLauro and Ranking Member Granger, We, the members of the National Parks Second Century Action Coalition, urge passage of final Fiscal Year 2022 Interior, Environment and Related Agencies and Transportation, Housing and Urban Development appropriations bills to address significant park understaffing and related operational

Coalition Joins Request for Pre-Decisional Referral for Historic Jamestown Transmission Lines Project

January 19, 2022 Charles F. Sams III Director National Park Service 1849 C Street, NW Washington, DC 20240 RE: NAO-2012-00080 Surry-Skiffes Creek-Whealton Proposal Request for Pre-Decisional Referral to CEQ Dear Director Sams: Congratulations on your appointment as the Director of the National Park Service. We look forward to working with you. We, the undersigned, urge