News Release

Coalition Participates in Telepresser on the 2008 “Utah 77” Oil and Gas Leases

On December 20, 2017, Coalition member and former NPS Utah State Coordinator Cordell Roy participated in a telephonic press conference (telepresser) with members of the news media press to commemorate the anniversary of the controversial “Utah 77” oil and gas leases that were issued in 2008 in the Moab (UT) area. Click “Read More” to hear the full audio of the telepresser.

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Testimony Before the House Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, Committee on Natural Resources

Deny Galvin, Advisor to the Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks, provided testimony during a hearing regarding the proposed reorganization of the Department of the Interior. There have been limited details of the proposal released to the public, including the goals of the reorganization, the cost to the department, or its effect on the department and the various bureaus within.

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Fee Increase by Administration Goes Too Far The Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks

The administration’s proposal for a massive fee increase in 17 national parks, including Yellowstone, Yosemite, Arches and Rocky Mountain, goes too far and may have major implications on park visitation and the economies of gateway communities. The fee increases are part of an effort to address the deferred maintenance backlog in the NPS, but the money raised will only cover a small percentage of the billions of dollars required. While creative solutions are required to solve this problem, the proposal as it stands does not adequately address it. Click “Read More” for more information.

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Coalition’s letter to the editor of the Helena (MT) Independent Record

Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke’s recent claim that 30 percent of department employees are “not loyal to the flag” is not only ludicrous but also deeply insulting to the hundreds of dedicated Interior employees who live and work in Zinke’s home state of Montana. Click “Read More” to see the Coalition’s letter to the editor of the Helena (MT) Independent Record.

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