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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Congress: Please Restore Park Funding for 2016
The Park Service proposed budget for next year makes a much-needed investment in our country's most treasured natural and historical places. Urge your members of Congress to support the requested funding increase for national parks in Fiscal Year 2016.
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.
Keep National Parks Safe from Oil spills
Tell Congress to make sure the Department of Transportation requires the safest measures in their updated rules for tank car safety and oil spill response plans.
Our National Parks
Please join the National Parks Conservation Association and send a message to the President and Congress that our national parks matter.
Protect Desert National Parks and Wildlife!
The Bureau of Land Management is currently accepting comments on a 5 million-acre plan that could either better protect or forever harm Mojave Desert national parks and wildlife. Join NPCA in supporting a plan that protects these national treasures.
Protect Gates of the Arctic from Ambler Road Impacts
An industrial mining road could soon be built through Gates of the Arctic National Park & Preserve. Tell the National Park Service that if a road to the Ambler mining district is built, park resources must be protected.
Tell Congress to Support our National Parks
Send a message to your senators and representative encouraging them to support national parks when these issues come up in their committees or on the Senate or House floor.
Tell EPA: Protect our Lungs and Parks from Air Pollution!
The U.S. EPA is currently accepting comments on its proposed standards for ozone pollution. Tell the EPA it must lower ozone pollution to the level its science advisors say is necessary to fully protect human health and our environment.
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.