National Parks Conservation

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Protecting Parks from Oil and Gas Development Threats

How You Can Make a Difference

Help support NPCA's work to protect national parks from threats such as drilling and mining.


Other Ways to Help

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Tell Congress: Don't sacrifice national parks for oil and gas


Send a message to Congress now! Tell your U.S. Representative that national parks shouldn't be sacrificed for more oil and gas drilling. Congress can take action right now to pass legislation to protect national park landscapes from adjacent and neighboring oil and gas development -- and your representatives need to hear from you today.

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Tell Washington: Don't Sneak Regulatory Rollbacks Through During a Crisis


While the Covid-19 pandemic unfolds day by day, the federal government hasn't stopped cutting protections for clean air and water, leasing land for drilling and mining, and slashing Americans' right to have a say in how our public lands are managed.

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Further Reading

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Spoiled Parks: The 12 National Parks Most Threatened by Oil and Gas Development


The Trump administration’s drilling policies are accelerating leasing in national park landscapes and eliminating vital environmental protections. Without immediate action to counter these policies, the parks will suffer long-lasting harm to their natural, cultural and economic values.

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Restoring Community Input and Public Protections in Oil and Gas Leasing Act


NPCA submitted testimony to members of the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources. NPCA urges members to support H.R. 3225: Restoring Community Input and Public Protections in Oil and Gas Leasing Act of 2019.

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