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 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. In March 2014, NPCA submitted comments to Pennsylvania’s draft rules for hydraulic fracturing.
- 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.
- Check out NPCA’s list of 10 national parks most threatened by oil trains, and submit your comments to help make train transportation safer.
- 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
- 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.
- 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.