National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA)

NPCA is a non-profit, private organization dedicated to protecting, preserving, and enhancing the U.S. National Park System.

Releases by this organization

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Friday, February 21, 2014
Federal Court Declares Bush-Era Rule that Removed Protections against Mountaintop Removal Mining Invalid
Late yesterday a federal court ruled in favor of the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) and tossed a regulation issued in the final days of the George W. Bush administration that removed essential protections for Appalachian waterways against mountaintop removal and surface coal mining. The rule, challenged by the Southern Environmental Law Center on behalf of NPCA, was declared invalid because it violated the Endangered Species Act.
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Wednesday, August 15, 2012
National Parks Group Finds EPA Air Clean Up Plan at Nevada Coal-Fired Power Plant to be Weak
“This long-awaited decision should have required the antiquated Reid Gardner coal-fired power plant, located 50 miles north of Las Vegas, to significantly reduce pollution. Instead, the EPA’s decision will do little to clean up the air which will result in continued negative impacts on the health of those living or visiting the region and the health and integrity of our iconic national parks and wilderness areas.
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Wednesday, August 01, 2012
National Parks Group Opposes Water Board’s Approval to Drain the Desert
On Tuesday, July 31, despite vigorous opposition from environmental groups and Orange County water activists, the Santa Margarita Water District board certified the Cadiz Valley Water Conservation, Recovery and Storage Project Final Environmental Impact Report. The board’s action removes an obstacle in implementing a project that threatens to deplete the Mojave Desert’s precious groundwater at an average rate of 50,000 acre feet per year for fifty years and send it to Los Angeles and Orange County cities.
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Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Broad Coalition of Advocates Acts to Oppose “Drone Zone” Border Bill
Today a coalition of Hispanic and immigration reform advocates, Native American tribal organizations, sportsmen, businesses and conservation groups came together in a strong show of unity to oppose H.R. 1505, the “National Security and Federal Lands Protection Act.” The measure has been incorporated into H.R. 2578, the so-called “Conservation and Economic Growth Act.” The full bill is set to be voted on in the House of Representatives this week.
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Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Threatening Legislation Could Overturn Park Service Mandate to Protect America’s Heritage; Allow for Hunting, Trapping and Recreational Shooting in National Parks
According to a new legal analysis released today by the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA), national parks across the country are at risk from legislation that would change the fundamental purpose of the National Park System. Instead of protecting and preserving our national heritage and wildlife, most of the 397 units of the National Park System would be permitted to allow hunting, trapping and recreational shooting.
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Thursday, April 26, 2012
New Report Confirms Aggressive Oil Shale, Tar Sands Development in West Poses Significant Threat to National Parks, Water Supplies, Local Economy
After a comprehensive investigation into the impact of oil shale and tar sands development in three western states, the National Parks Conservation Association today released a report, “Avoiding a Risky Gamble with America’s National Parks,” outlining in disturbing detail the economic and environmental risks of allocating up to 2.5 million acres of public lands in Utah, Wyoming, and Colorado for commercial leases for oil shale and tar sands development, which is currently being considered by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).
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Friday, January 13, 2012
National Parks Group Advocates Preserving Bear and Wolf Populations to Alaska Board of Game
Calling for an end to objectionable hunting methods currently authorized by the state of Alaska, the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) today testified on behalf of seven proposed regulation changes to the Alaska Board of Game. Backed by letters from nearly 1,700 NPCA supporters in Alaska and throughout the northwestern United States, regulations against bear baiting, snaring, spotlighting and shooting bear cubs in national preserves, among other issues, were presented.
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Wednesday, August 31, 2011
National Park Service Unveils New Action Plan to Protect America’s Parks
As the National Park Service (NPS) commemorates its 95th anniversary this month, the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) today voices strong support for the Park Service to implement their action plan to prepare national parks for their second century of service. The plan, A Call to Action: Preparing for a Second Century of Stewardship and Engagement , identifies 36 specific action areas for the Park Service to better connect people to parks, advance educational opportunities, preserve America’s special places, and enhance organizational excellence.
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Wednesday, August 24, 2011
More than 105,000 Americans Tell Congress to Stop Cutting Critical Funding for Our National Parks
Today, the nonpartisan National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) announced that more than 105,000 Americans have signed their petition calling on Congress to stop cutting critical funding for national parks. The signatures were gathered through NPCA's National Parks Protection Project.
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Tuesday, June 28, 2011
New Report Shows America’s National Parks Are in Jeopardy
New research released today by the nonprofit National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) provides the first ever broad look at how America’s national parks are faring in the face of pollution, invasive species, climate change, energy development, adjacent land development and chronic funding shortfalls. A decade in the making, the report – The State of America’s National Parks – represents the most comprehensive overview yet performed on resource conditions in America’s national parks.
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