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President Trump Attempts to Dismantle Two National Monuments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATE: December 5, 2017 CONTACT: Angela Gonzales, Deputy Press Secretary P: 202.419.3712 | media@nationalparksaction.org President Trump Attempts to Dismantle Two National Monuments WASHINGTON – National Parks Action Fund Executive Director Kristen Brengel reacts to President Trump’s attempt to revoke Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante in Utah: “Today’s announcement by President Trump to […]

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Interior Secretary Recommends Dismantling America’s National Monuments

August 24, 2017
According 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.

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President’s Budget Cuts Setback for National Parks

May 25, 2017
This 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.

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President Trump’s Latest Executive Order a Direct Attack on Our National Monuments

April 26, 2017
Today, 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.

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New Interior Secretary Must Stand Up for Parks

March 1, 2017
A 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.

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Nearly Half of Congress Has Anti-National Parks Voting Record

September 28, 2016
While 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 (Action Fund).

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National Parks Group Launches New 501(c)(4)

May 12, 2016
The nearly century-old nonprofit group National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) today officially launched National Parks Action Fund, a newly formed 501(c)(4) nonprofit advocacy organization focused on grassroots political activism on behalf of America’s more than 400 national parks. The Action Fund will encourage voters to support those who stand up for national parks in Congress.

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