Drilling and mining for resources in and around park lands can harm fragile ecosystems, impact wildlife habitat, and contaminate air and water in the communities that surround them. NPCA has worked for years on the ground in various regions to protect park landscapes from these threats.
NPCA at Work
- NPCA filed suit against the Army Corps of Engineers and the Delaware River Basin Commission asking for a full environmental analysis of potential harm from fracking to Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area and the Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River.
- NPCA and its members have repeatedly taken action to prevent new uranium mining near the Grand Canyon.
- NPCA has been working for years to prevent the largest open-pit mine in North America from opening only 14 miles from Lake Clark national park
- NPCA is working to ensure that Arches and Canyonlands National Parks are not impacted by oil, gas and potash development near and adjacent to their boundaries.
- Victory! After 35 years of activism, all types of mining and oil and gas extraction are now banned from the Transboundary Flathead River Valley in Glacier National Park.