NPS

Lawsuit Seeks Ouster of Park Service and BLM Leaders  

For Immediate Release:  Monday, May 11, 2020 Contacts: Peter Jenkins, PEER  (202) 265-4189 pjenkins@peer.org; Erik Molvar, Western Watersheds Project  (307) 399-7910, emolvar@westernwatersheds.org; Kirsten Stade, PEER  kstade@peer.org Lawsuit Seeks Ouster of Park...
BLOG: Sliming Lincoln’s Memorial

BLOG: Sliming Lincoln’s Memorial

Last Sunday, Interior Secretary Bernhardt ordered the Lincoln Memorial closed to the public so that President Trump could “communicate an official message to the American people” via (what else?) Fox News on the current pandemic. In his curious “Record of...

Lawsuit Threat on Illegal Interior Appointments

For Immediate Release:  Tuesday, April 28, 2020 Contact: Peter Jenkins, PEER (202) 265-4189, pjenkins@peer.org Erik Molvar, Western Watersheds Project (307) 399-7910, emolvar@westernwatersheds.org Kirsten Stade, PEER kstade@peer.org Redelegations for Park Service and...

Reopened National Parks Must Curb Overcrowding   

For Immediate Release:  Monday, April 27, 2020 Contact:  Jeff Ruch (510) 213-7028; Kirsten Stade kstade@peer.org Long-Neglected Law Requiring “Carrying Capacities” Should be Dusted Off Washington, DC — National parks are caught between a presidential edict to reopen...
Can National Parks Practice Social Distancing?

Can National Parks Practice Social Distancing?

The still unfolding pandemic has underlined the public health risks that national parks and refuges pose both to the visiting public and their own employees. Over the past few weeks, more than 140 park units have shuttered with more closing every day. For the very...