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National Parks Group Challenges Western Federal Oil And Gas Lease Sales

Oil and gas leases the U.S. Bureau of Land Management plans to auction in March could pose threats to such iconic places as Arches and Canyonlands national parks as well as Chaco Culture National Historical Park, according to the National Parks Conservation Association, which is protesting the sales.
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Interior Department's Proposal To Open Offshore Areas To Drilling Could Impact National Park System

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's announcement Thursday that the Trump administration intends to open up coastal areas to oil and gas leasing drew immediate condemnation from the National Parks and Conservation Association, which fears that could adversely impact national seashores and parks.
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Former NPS Official Found To Have Overlooked Environmental Regs Said To Be Next Acting Director

A former top National Park Service official implicated more than a decade ago for improperly paving the way for the owner of the Washington Redskins to cut down trees on a 2-acre scenic easement along the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park is expected to become the agency's next acting director, possibly as soon as next week, National Parks Traveler has learned.
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