Help Save Virginia's Wilderness Battlefield from Wal-Mart
January 26, 2011
Walmart Abandons Plans to Build Superstore on Wilderness Battlefield
In the face of a legal challenge, Walmart has announced that it will no longer pursue a plan to build a Superstore on a privately-owned portion of the Wilderness Battlefield in Orange County, Virginia. The Civil War battle at Wilderness resulted in one of the most decisive moments of the War and is considered, in some ways, as significant as the battle of Gettysburg. NPCA worked with the Wilderness Battlefield Coalition to ensure protection of this significant battlefield site.
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Take Action: Fracking Threatens Health of National Parks
If the administration does not establish rules that effectively regulate environmental impacts of fracking, more than 100 of our most treasured national parks may be harmed. Tell the president that fracking must be done in a way that protects our parks.
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Thanks for Taking Steps to Protect Bristol Bay, EPA!
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The Hudson Palisades Still Need Our Help. Take Action!
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H.R. 2954 is a package of bills damaging to public lands. Specifically, NPCA opposes provisions to remove protections at Cape Hatteras National Seashore (Title V) and Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks (Title VII). The Cape Hatteras provision would overturn a multi-year public process that achieved balance between sea turtle and shorebird protection and beach driving. The National Park Service should be allowed to continue their balanced and successful management of Cape Hatteras National Seashore. The Yellowstone and Grand Teton provision revokes the current, protective National Park Service rules and could lead to unregulated non-motorized boating on roughly 7,500 miles of rivers and streams in Yellowstone and Grand Teton. The bill attempts to elevate the wishes of one user group over others who visit and appreciate the parks, and seeks to direct an outcome without regard to sound scientific analysis and cost.
H R 1459
H.R. 1459, the Ensuring Public Involvement in the Creation of National Monuments Act, would dismantle a conservation tool that has been of paramount importance to the protection of our national parksthe Antiquities Act. H.R. 1459 would require that all monument designations under 5,000 acres be approved by Congress within three years and restricts monument designations to one monument per state in a four-year term. H.R. 1459 is a solution in search of a problem, and diminishes the authority to protect our national heritage that has been available to every president since Teddy Roosevelt.