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We should not increase fees to such a degree as to make these places--protected for all Americans to experience--unaffordable for some families to visit.

NPCA President and CEO Theresa Pierno as quoted in a New York Times story about the administration's proposal to sharply raise entrance fees at 17 popular national parks including Yosemite (at right), Grand Canyon, Yellowstone and Acadia.

Adding industrial mining to this sacred landscape is just inappropriate unless we were desperate for this resource. And frankly, we're not.

Kevin Dahl, senior program manager at NPCA, speaking to the Phoenix New Times about a U.S. Forest Service recommendation to revise an Obama-era uranium mining ban on 1 million acres of land surrounding the Grand Canyon. Conservationists say that new uranium mining could contaminate drinking water and harm wildlife in the park.

We cannot keep Dinosaur the wild and wonderful place it is if we allow oil rigs on its borders.

David Nimkin, a senior regional director at NPCA, quoted in a New York Times article about the Bureau of Land Management's plan to auction gas and oil drilling rights to 94,000 acres of land near Dinosaur National Monument. Critics say the proposed energy development would harm air quality, wildlife, cultural resources, night skies and viewsheds.


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Date:Jan 1, 2018
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