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

Newswire article
Friday, May 01, 2009
National Parks Conservation Association Praises Introduction of the Climate Change Safeguards for Natural Resources Conservation
"Already, global warming is degrading America's national parks . Chairman Nick Rahall (D-WV) and Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-AZ) have introduced a bill, the Climate Change Safeguards for Natural Resources Conservation Act (H.R. 2192), which offers effective tools to fight back.
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Wednesday, April 22, 2009
National Parks Conservation Association to Empower Park Visitors to 'Do Your Part' in Changing Climate Change
The nonprofit National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) has been awarded a $200,000 grant to encourage and empower national park visitors to "Do Your Part!" to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
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Newswire article
Friday, April 17, 2009
National Parks Conservation Association Applauds EPA’s Finding on Greenhouse Gas Threat to Human Health
Statement of Mark Wenzler, Director of Clean Air and Climate Programs, National Parks Conservation Association: "We applaud U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson for taking the first step today toward regulating carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases. For years, our national parks have clearly demonstrated the effects of climate change, from disappearing glaciers in Glacier National Park to record floods in Mount Rainier National Park and dwindling wolf and moose populations in Isle Royale National Park on Lake Superior.
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Monday, April 13, 2009
NPCA Applauds New York and Pennsylvania Activists for Stopping Power Line From Being Built Through Park
Statement of Bryan Faehner, Associate Director, Park Use, National Parks Conservation Association: "The National Parks Conservation Association is relieved that plans to build an electric transmission line along 73 miles of the Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River have been dropped.
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Newswire article
Thursday, April 09, 2009
Federal Court Opts Out of Hearing Case on Future of Valley Forge National Historical Park
"We are disappointed by Judge Brody's decision not to exercise the option available to the court to claim jurisdiction over the federal lawsuit we brought along with a group of Lower Providence residents.
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Tuesday, April 07, 2009
NPCA Testifies to Global Warming Impacts on National Parks
Climate change is the greatest threat facing national parks, the nonprofit National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA), the nation's leading voice for our national parks, today told a congressional subcommittee at a special hearing in the desert. Researchers predict Glacier National Park will lose all of its glaciers within 20 years, and some models suggest Joshua Tree National Park will have no living Joshua trees left within a century.
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Newswire article
Monday, April 06, 2009
NPCA Calls on Presidio Trust to Extend Comment Period, Reduce New Construction in Main Post Plan
"We continue to have numerous concerns regarding the Presidio Trust's new preferred vision for the Main Post-one that favors increased, new construction instead of much-needed rehabilitation of historic buildings. The Trust's vision is a substantial departure from the park's 2002 Master Plan, which values historic preservation, open space protection and building rehabilitation.
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Thursday, April 02, 2009
R.E.I. President Testifies Before Congress on Importance of Service in National Parks
Testifying before a House Subcommittee today on behalf of the nonprofit National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA), Board Trustee and R.E.I., Inc. President and CEO Sally Jewell advocated that service opportunities in the national parks and other public lands be expanded.
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Newswire article
Wednesday, April 01, 2009
Energy Bill Would Take Needed Steps on Climate Change
Statement by Mark Wenzler, Director of Clean Air and Climate Programs: "I am pleased that Representatives Waxman and Markey have drafted energy legislation that will take important steps toward cleaner energy production and a more stable economy while reducing our greenhouse gas emissions.
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Wednesday, March 25, 2009
National Parks Conservation Association Praises Congressional Passage of Public Lands Bill
The nation’s leading voice for the national parks, the nonprofit National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) today praised the U.S.
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