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Tue Oct 15, 2019, 02:06 PM

REPORTTop 12 National Parks Threatened by Trump Administration's Energy Agenda


The full report and corresponding maps are available at www.npca.org/spoiledparks



Oct 10, 2019



Spoiled Parks: Top 12 National Parks Threatened by Trump Administration's Energy Agenda


https://www.npca.org/articles/2324-spoiled-parks-top-12-national-parks-threatened-by-trump-administration-s#


Spoiled Parks explores how current leasing policies have scarred landscapes and threaten future harm to clean air, cultural heritage, wildlife and tourism economies.

WASHINGTON – A report released today by the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) revealed 12 of America’s national parks most threatened by the Trump Administration’s aggressive energy policies on public lands. From Sequoia National Park to Chaco Culture National Historical Park, to Big Cypress National Preserve, Spoiled Parks explores how current leasing policies have scarred landscapes and threaten future harm to clean air, cultural heritage, wildlife and thriving tourism economies.

More than19 million acres of public land – an area larger than the state of West Virginia – have been offered for oil and gas leasing since the Trump administration took office. At the same time, the administration has drastically decreased opportunities for the public and key stakeholders, including the National Park Service, to have a voice in public land leasing decisions.

“The number and severity of actions this administration is taking against our public lands is putting our national parks in a situation from which they may never recover,”
said Matt Kirby, Director of Energy and Landscape Conservation for NPCA. “We must act now to prevent oil wells in the Chaco Culture landscape, blocked migration routes for Grand Teton wildlife and polluted air for people who visit and live near Sequoia. These twelve national parks and all parks across the country deserve better.”

More than 45 of the over 100 actions by the Trump administration that threaten our national parks and public lands also directly benefit extractive industries, including oil and gas development. The rampant leasing of public lands for drilling, combined with the administration’s systematic gutting of environmental protections, is causing potentially irreparable damage to the national parks. Decisions made by the administration are not only impacting parks and surrounding landscapes today but also painting a bleak future..................................

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Mike 03 Oct 2019 #1

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Tue Oct 15, 2019, 02:13 PM

1. We're in a race against time to stop him from destroying everything we treasure about America. NT

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