NPCA AT WORK:
Fracking Fouls the Air in North Dakota
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Would Theodore Roosevelt still be inspired to become America’s greatest conservationist president if he experienced western North Dakota today? A new study shows the fracking boom in the region is having a serious impact on air quality--though better oversight could help.
NPCA Names New President and CEO
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Clark Bunting officially takes the helm this month as NPCA’s new president and CEO. Formerly president and general manager of the Discovery Channel, the innovator and ardent conservationist will help lead the national parks movement into its second century.
Why Hasn't Congress Fully Funded National Parks?
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Closed signs are nothing new at national parks. Before Congress shut down the federal government, the sequester budget cuts enacted last spring had already forced park officials to close off roads, reduce visitor center hours, and cut back on educational programs. Why is the Park Service in this mess? A broken budget process.
Penny Wise. Park Foolish.
The national parks represent the best of America, but without proper funding, these irreplaceable sites are in peril. NPCA has collected stories of a few of the people and places affected by the chronic underfunding of America’s best idea. Read some of the voices from around the country and tell us your story at MyParkStory.org.