CPANP released a statement in response to Trump’s FY 19 Budget proposal and his infrastructure plan. Click “Read More” to see the statement in full.
While the disputed delisting of the Greater Yellowstone grizzly bear is the subject of ongoing lawsuits, the State of Wyoming is charging ahead with plans for a grizzly bear hunt, just months after the iconic bears were removed from the protections of the Endangered Species Act. Click “Read More” to see Coalition member Joan Anselmo’s op-ed in the Casper (WY) Star Tribune.
Despite hard lessons learned from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) proposes to open 98% of the Outer Continental Shelf to oil and gas exploration and development. Click “Read More” to see the Coalition’s comments on the proposed leasing program.
Coalition Chair, Phil Francis, was recently interviewed by the Knoxville newspaper expressing the Coalition’s concern and frustration with plans to cut the NPS’s budget. Click “Read More” to see the full article.
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is preparing an environmental impact statement on a proposed 211-mile industrial mining access road that would include a section of road through a remote portion of Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve. Unless properly managed, the proposal could cause significant impacts to the area’s resources and values. Click “Read More” to see our scoping comments to BLM.
The park’s 1980 enabling legislation authorized the future construction of a road through Gates of the Arctic National Park to access the Ambler Mining District west of the park. In response to a recent request for a right-of-way permit to build the road, NPS is preparing an environmental and economic impact analysis. Click “Read More” to see our comments to NPS.
Barely 15 months after the Interior Department updated and improved its offshore oil and gas production safety regulations in the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon disaster, the Trump Administration proposes to weaken the new requirements because they are a “burden” on the oil and gas industry. Click “Read More” to see the Coalition’s comments on the proposed rule revision.
The Department of the Interior proposes to open the vast majority of America’s coastal waters for oil and gas drilling, raising concerns among conservation groups such as the Coalition about potential impacts to dozens of coastal parks. Interior’s proposal is the topic of an article in Backpacker that included an interview with the Coalition’s executive council member Mike Murray. Click “Read More” to see the article.
Following the resignation of nine members of the NPSAB, the Coalition released a statement voicing our support for the group. Click “read more” to read the statement in full.
Nearly all the members of the National Park Service Advisory Board resigned, citing frustration that Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke had refused to meet with them or convene a single meeting last year. The resignation of nine out of 12 NPSAB members leaves the federal government without a functioning body to designate national historic or natural landmarks. Click “read more” to see additional details on the resignation.