America’s national parks should be protected, not shortchanged

From the Grand Canyon to the George Washington National Forest, our parks, forests, and public lands are a big part of what makes this country so great. They’re where we go to spend time outdoors with our families and friends, to hike, bike, fish and see wild animals.

Pollution, logging, overdevelopment

Yet instead of helping to protect and preserve our parks and other special places for our kids and future generations, some shortsighted leaders in Congress have another idea. They’ve proposed to stop new protections for precious landscapes like the Grand Canyon. They want to eliminate funding for our most successful open space program. And the Senate has even passed a measure to sell off a bulk of our public landsfrom national forests, to wildlife refuges, to wilderness areasto the highest bidder.

A lasting legacy

Environment America is bringing people together to urge our members of Congress to make preserving special places a priority and leave a lasting legacy for our parks.

Together, we can win

Members and supporters like you make it possible for our staff to conduct research, make our case to the media, testify in Washington, D.C., and build the grassroots support necessary to protect the places we love.

 

Parks and Conservation Updates

News Release | Environment Montana

Interior Secretary Zinke Recommends Eliminating Portions of America’s National Monuments

If U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s recommendations to eliminate parts of existing national monuments are accepted by President Donald Trump, some of our pristine lands and waters will lose protection from mining, drilling and overfishing. 

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#ProtectMT, because Montana’s Worth Protecting | Skye Borden

Last Saturday, June 17th, we kicked off two co-branded summer contests. Through social media activity these contests will celebrate the outdoor opportunities our families enjoy and our communities rely on, while calling attention to what’s at risk.

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News Release | Environment Montana

Scott Pruitt won’t protect Montana’s air, water or families

“ Montanans and all Americans deserve an EPA administrator who will fight to protect the air we breathe, the water we drink and the planet we love. Scott Pruitt fails on all these accounts.” – Holly Seymour, Environment Montana.

Washington, D.C. – Today the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee is slated to vote on President Trump’s nomination of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to head the Environmental Protection Agency. Environment America’s Executive Director, Margie Alt, issued the following statement in response:

 

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News Release | Environment Montana

Glacier National Park at risk of logging, road-building - Environment Montana exposes bills moving in U.S. House of Reps

Environment Montana released a new report today revealing that pristine areas in Glacier National Park could be at risk of logging and road-building if bills moving through the House of Representatives are signed into law.  The report, “Trashing our Treasures: Congressional Assault on the Best of America,” exposes a startling trend of legislative attacks on our nation’s treasured places, like Glacier.

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Report | Environment Montana

Trashing Our Treasures: Congressional Assault on the Best of America

National parks, forests and public lands are essential for maintaining healthy ecosystems, safeguarding our waterways, cleaning up the air we breathe, protecting wildlife habitat, and providing opportunities for Americans to connect with the outdoors. Recreation and tourism on public lands also contributes to a $646 billion outdoor industry economy that supports 6.1 million jobs. This report showcases that Glacier National Park and surrounding wilderness areas in Montana is at risk of resource exploitation and development if attacks on our public lands are signed into law.

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