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New Poll Shows Overwhelming Support for Protecting Arizona’s National Parks, Public Lands and Waters, and People’s HealthOctober 6, 2022A strong majority (87%) of Arizona voters, regardless of political party, support conserving more lands, open space and waters throughout the country, according to a new poll conducted for the National Parks Action Fund (NPAF).
National Parks Continue to Bridge a Divided Congress, Yet Work Remains to Address Their ChallengesSeptember 20, 2022National Parks Action Fund Holds Members of Congress Accountable on Parks Voting Record
Majority of Congress Agrees that National Parks are a PrioritySeptember 17, 2020National Parks Action Fund Holds Members of Congress Accountable on Parks Record.
Congress Needs to End Shutdown, Fund National ParksJanuary 20, 2018The failure of Congress to pass funding legislation and the resulting government shutdown is putting our national parks, and the resources they protect, at risk.
President Trump Attempts to Dismantle Two National MonumentsDecember 5, 2017National Parks Action Fund Executive Director Kristen Brengel reacts to President Trump’s attempt to revoke Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante in Utah.
Interior Secretary Recommends Dismantling America’s National MonumentsAugust 24, 2017According to a news report today, and after an arbitrary review process lacking in transparency, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is recommending shrinking some of America’s national monuments. The review was conducted in response to an April 26 Presidential Executive Order, which instructed Interior to look at national monuments designated using the Antiquities Act.
President’s Budget Cuts Setback for National ParksMay 26, 2017This week, the Trump Administration released its proposed FY2018 budget, which includes serious cuts to the National Park Service and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). These cuts, 13 percent to the Park Service and 31 percent to the EPA, would seriously undermine the protection, management, and resilience of our national parks.
President Trump’s Latest Executive Order a Direct Attack on Our National MonumentsApril 26, 2017Today, President Trump directed the Department of the Interior to review dozens of national monuments — those designated since 1996 and over 100,000 acres — to determine if existing boundaries are “well beyond the areas in need of protection” and to recommend possible changes to the monuments.
New Interior Secretary Must Stand Up for ParksMarch 1, 2017A statement by National Parks Action Fund Executive Director Kristen Brengel following the Senate’s confirmation of Montana Representative Ryan Zinke to be the nation’s 52nd Secretary of the Interior.
Nearly Half of Congress Has Anti-National Parks Voting RecordSeptember 28, 2016While most of Congress was quick to laud our national parks as they celebrated their centennial in August, nearly half of the elected officials regularly voted against parks during the 114th Congress. This is according to a first-of-its kind scorecard of Congress’s national parks voting record issued today by National Parks Action Fund ...