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Help Save Virginia's Wilderness Battlefield from Wal-Mart

Campaign Update

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.

Read NPCA's statement >


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Congress: Please Restore Park Funding for 2016
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Tell the Army Corps of Engineers to protect the Captain John Smith Trail and Colonial National Historical Park by rejecting Dominion's request to build seventeen transmission towers in the historic James River.
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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.
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H.R. 2954
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.



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