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Are National Parks really America's best idea?

Nature writer David Gessner examines the iconic conservation legacy of Theodore Roosevelt and unpacks the perception that the national parks and monuments he created were previously untouched and empty.

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These people of color transformed U.S. national parks

From Yosemite to Biscayne Bay, these hidden figures helped save natural wonders and historic places.
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Collin O’Mara: Trump compares himself to Theodore Roosevelt while assaulting his lifework

The Great American Outdoors Act is a historic victory, but presidential conservation legacies are not defined by individual bills.
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Trump signs landmark Great American Outdoors Act

The bipartisan Great American Outdoors Act guarantees funding for federal land use efforts. The president claimed credit for Republicans.
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Trump's pick to manage public lands has four-decade history of "overt racism" toward native people

William Perry Pendley pushed rhetoric, legal arguments, and policies that sought to deprive Indigenous people of their rights.
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The environmental movement is very white. These leaders want to change that

People of color have long been excluded from environmental policy and conservation—creating blind spots that perpetuate inequality.
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Damage from parks being overused happening across Alberta: environment minister

A provincial committee's report — and interviews with local people –described an area swarmed by tens of thousands of campers who cut trees, strew garbage and trespass.

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Is a big win for conservation a blow to climate action?

As extinction and climate crises loom, the Great American Outdoors Act and recreation industry continue to rely on oil money.
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Documents reveal doubts on Alberta plans to close, deregulate parks

The briefing notes show that as recently as last December park selloffs were at least considered.

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House passes Great American Outdoors Act, sending it to Trump's desk

The House on Wednesday approved a major public lands conservation bill, sending it to the White House, where President Trump is expected to sign it into law.The measure passed in a 310-107 vote.
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New emails show how energy industry moved fast to undo curbs

The messages, made public in a lawsuit, suggest the E.P.A. rescinded a requirement on methane at the behest of an executive just weeks after President Trump took office.
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Trump's 'unforced error' puts Western Senate Republicans in an election jam

Democrats, who are unified in their opposition to William Perry Pendley's nomination, are eagerly pointing out Republicans' predicament.
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States try again to block coal sales that Trump revived

A coalition of states, environmentalists and American Indians renewed its push to stop the Trump administration from selling coal from public lands after a previous effort to halt the lease sales was dismissed by a federal judge.

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Congress is poised to pass Great American Outdoors Act

A bill that would provide billions of dollars to the National Park Service, the Forest Service and the Land and Water Conservation Fund has been called one of the most important environmental proposals in decades.
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