Press Release Sep 21, 2016

New Climate Guidance Benefits National Parks, Yet Comes Under Fire in Congress

NPCA supports final guidance, which affirms that climate change is and must be a core consideration of any environmental review process

WASHINGTON – The following is a statement by Ani Kame'enui, National Parks Conservation Association’s Director of Legislation & Policy, regarding today’s congressional oversight hearing of the Obama Administration’s final National Environmental Policy Act guidance:

“Climate change remains one of the biggest threats facing our national parks. NPCA supports the Council on Environmental Quality’s final guidance, which affirms that climate change is and must be a core consideration of any environmental review process. I hope Congress will honor the opportunity this gives federal land managers to effectively analyze the impacts of climate change, and with that, better protect our national parks and other treasured public lands.”

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Since 1919, the nonpartisan National Parks Conservation Association has been the leading voice in safeguarding our national parks. NPCA and its more than one million members and supporters work together to protect and preserve our nation’s natural, historic, and cultural heritage for future generations. For more information, visit www.npca.org.