Energy and Mining

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.

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OIL AND GAS DEVELOPMENT

  • NPCA has been working to ensure the Delaware River Basin Commission completes a full environmental analysis of potential harm from fracking to Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area and the Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River and enacts strong drilling regulations before lifting the moratorium currently in place. 
  • 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.
  • NPCA supports and encourages the NPS and BLM to initiate Master Leasing Plans around several national parks in the west, helping ensure that our iconic national parks are not negatively impacted by nearby oil and gas development.

MINING

SOLAR DEVELOPMENT

  • NPCA is working hard to protect sensitive species in the California desert near Joshua Tree National Park and Mojave National Preserve from massive industrial solar facilities.

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