If you look at the reasons the Navy listed for choosing this area, they all boil down to convenience. ... They can choose to train elsewhere. We can't move Olympic National Park.
NPCA's Julia Tesch quoted in The Leader talking about the Navy's jet training exercises in the skies over Olympic, which threaten the natural soundscape in the park. In May, NPCA filed a Freedom of Information Act complaint in federal court claiming the Navy has withheld important public information about the impact of the jet noise on the park.
It really scares us that wells could be drilled right next to a national park like Sequoia, which is already one of the most polluted parks in the country for air pollution.
NPCA's Mark Rose in the Los Angeles Times following the release of a report detailing the Trump administration's plan to open more than a million acres of California land to hydraulic fracturing, or tracking. Conservationists say tracking can pollute groundwater, degrade air quality and trigger earthquakes, among other concerns. National parks including Sequoia, Kings Canyon and Yosemite could be affected if the plan proceeds.
Today's ruling is a major victory for the preservation of historic Jamestown and all we continue to learn about this place.
Theresa Pierno, president of NPCA, quoted in the Courthouse News Service after a federai appeals court ruled that the Army Corps of Engineers failed to follow the law in permitting Dominion Energy to construct an electric power transmission line across the James River near historic Jamestown in Virginia.
Caption: PHOTO HOH RAIN FOREST IN WASHINGTON'S OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK IS CONSIDERED TO BE ONE OF THE QUIETEST PLACES IN THE LOWER 48.