The LWCF Must Be Reauthorized Without Further Delay

Congress’ failure to reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) will have long-reaching and devastating impacts for communities across the United States. The LWCF has been our nation’s primary source for preserving nationally significant public lands and providing recreational opportunities in local communities throughout the country for over 50 years. The Coalition urges Congress to fully fund and permanently reauthorize the LWCF without delay.

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Coalition Condemns Cynical Proposal to Repeal NPS Alaska Hunting Regulations

At the direction of the Interior Department, the National Park Service has issued a proposed rule that would open Alaska’s national preserves to controversial and unsportsmanlike hunting practices such as: killing black bear cubs and sows with cubs at den sites; shooting brown bears at bait stations; and killing wolves with pups during the denning season. Click “Read More” to see the Coalition’s comments on the proposed rule.

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Coalition Voices “Process” Concerns About Proposed NPS Repeal of Alaska Hunting Regulations

In May 2018, the National Park Service (NPS) published a proposed rule that would repeal a 2015 regulation that prohibits a number of controversial hunting and trapping methods from occurring on National Preserves in Alaska. Despite the high level of public opposition to the proposed repeal, NPS has yet to release a NEPA analysis of its impacts. Click “Read More” to see the Coalition’s letter to the NPS.

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The Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks Joins in IBLA Appeal to Protect Joshua Tree National Park

        The Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks along with the National Parks Conservation Association, the Defenders of Wildlife and the Sierra Club have submitted an appeal to the Interior Board of Land Appeals for the August 1, 2018 Decision issued by the California State Office, Bureau of Land Management which granted a right of way for a electrical transmission line

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The Hill: Visit a national park to see the real impacts of climate change

Many parks are already experiencing dramatic impacts from climate change. Yet the Environmental Protection Agency’s short-sighted move to rescind the Clean Power Plan rule will further exacerbate the impacts of harmful air emissions from U.S. power plants. Click “Read More” to see Coalition Executive Council member Mike Murray’s op-ed in The Hill.

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