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2014-03-26 20:20:43

CNPSR: National Monuments And Parks Are Bipartisan; "Extreme Politics" Behind H.R. 1459 Vote Has no Place in Deciding the Fate of Future National Parks and Monuments WASHINGTON, March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In what may be the single darkest day ever for U.S. national monuments and parks, "extreme politics" prevailed today when the U.S. House of Representatives voted in support of H.R. 1459 (widely known as the "Anti-National Parks Bill"), according to the 950-member...

2013-11-18 08:24:30

Center for American Progress Research Supported by Coalition of National Park Service Retirees; Group Points to Strong Bipartisan Agreement on Key Questions WASHINGTON, Nov. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new survey conducted by Hart Research Associates on behalf of the Center for American Progress (CAP) shows that the vast majority of Americans value the nation's national parks and want to see them adequately funded. Further the survey results show that Americans do not want...

2013-09-30 20:20:44

NPS "Non-essential" Status Insulting to Employees who Fight Wildfires, Protect Borders, Respond to Terrorist Threats, Rescue Hikers and Respond to Natural Disasters WASHINGTON, Sept. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Coalition of National Park Service Retirees (CNPSR) deplores Congress for the partisan politics currently risking a government shutdown, and jeopardizing the livelihood of nearly one million public servants, including thousands of National Park Service (NPS)...

2013-01-31 16:21:26

$100 Million+ Cut Would Mean Decimating Ranger Ranks and/or Drastic Cuts in Service to Public, Including Reduced Hours and Shutdowns of Sections of Parks. WASHINGTON, Jan. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A National Park Service (NPS) memo and related budget documents independently acquired by the Coalition of National Park Service Retirees (CNPSR) at http://www.npsretirees.org show that planning is underway for sequestration-related budget cuts that would sharply reduce the ranks of...

2012-06-14 06:21:24

WASHINGTON, June 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- HR 4089 is being considered as an amendment to the Farm Bill on the U.S. Senate floor and should be opposed by anyone who cares about the special places that are part of the National Park System, according to a warning from the Coalition of National Park Service Retirees (CNPSR). The House bill language now before the Senate would gut the Antiquities Act, the very Act that is responsible for initially setting aside some of our nation's most...

2012-04-18 06:28:57

Among National Parks Threatened With Unrestricted Construction and Road Building: Olympic, Glacier, Voyageurs, Isle Royale, Big Bend, Joshua Tree, Acadia and Saguaro; Sites in AK, AZ, CA, ME, MI, MN, MT, NM, ND, OH, TX and WA Seen As At Risk. WASHINGTON, April 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Legislation pending in the U.S. House of Representatives that is being falsely touted as improving U.S. border security would instead "have the potential to devastate 54 of America's national...

2011-03-21 18:27:00

Jarvis Application of Consistently Applied NPS Ban on Major Sporting Events Upholds Sanctity of Colorado National Monument, Other National Parks; Bad Precedent Seen if Parks Are Opened Up as Sites for Major Commercialization That Is Inconsistent With Mission of Preserving Unspoiled Outdoors TUCSON, Ariz., March 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following statement was issued today by Rick Smith, a former superintendent at Carlsbad Caverns and Guadalupe Mountains National Parks and an...

2010-02-10 10:47:00

Coalition of National Park Service Retirees Highlights 11 Parks - Including Yellowstone, the Grand Canyon and Wolf Trap in DC Area -- as Examples of What Visitors Might Encounter. WASHINGTON, Feb. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Assault rifles on Mather Point overlooking the Grand Canyon? Handguns on the Filene Center concert lawn at Wolf Trap in the Washington, D.C. suburbs? Shotguns at Lamar River Valley in the backcountry at Yellowstone National Park, the world's first national park?...