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Secretary Zinke Pledges To Open Public Lands To More Recreational Endeavors

In a development reminiscent of efforts by the George W. Bush administration more than a decade ago to place recreation ahead of preservation in the National Park System, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has created an advisory committee to suggest ways to "expand recreational access to public lands and waters."

While Parks Struggle With Unhealthy Ozone Levels, Congress, EPA Want To Delay Reductions

While national parks from Acadia in Maine to Sequoia in California struggle with high ozone levels that are unhealthy, the Trump administration and some members of Congress want to delay regulations that would require states to reduce those levels.