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An FAQ on the Highway Trust Fund

National Park Construction Projects in Jeopardy

An FAQ on the Highway Trust Fund

In Massachusetts, park officials barricaded a bridge leading into Lowell National Historical Park because bricks in the structure could fall […]

Why We Lobby: Park Advocates Take to the Hill

By Barry Cox Lobbying has a bad reputation, but the truth is, the right of American citizens to petition their […]

The Grand Canyon, one of dozens of national park sites preserved by the Antiquities Act. Photo © Pinwheels/Dreamstime.

The Attack on the Antiquities Act

Why This Hundred-Year-Old Law Matters for Congress and the Park System

In a move that alarmed the conservation community last month, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 1459, legislation that […]

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An Overdue Dose of Wilderness

Congress Passes New Protections for Sleeping Bear Dunes

Earlier this month, Congress passed the first bill designating a new wilderness area in five years—the longest lapse ever between […]

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Clean Water Is the Solution, Not the Problem

Everyone has a right to clean water. Recently, 21 states—many located hundreds, if not thousands, of miles away from the […]