The Wilderness Society commends the Obama Administration for making history today by quadrupling the size of the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument, now the largest protected area in the world, measuring 582,578 square miles.
[ Donated land in Maine protected by President as a national monument on 100th birthday of National Park Service ]
The Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument will be a unit of the National Park Service and was announced on the eve of the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, which was established on August 25, 1916.
The next fiscal year starts on Oct. 1, meaning that Congress is running out of time to cobble together “must-pass” appropriations legislation that will pay for the day-to-day expenses of the federal government.
We need a modern approach to leasing wind and solar energy
[ Oil and gas industry seeks to limit the government’s ability to protect public lands from drilling ]
One of the most visible ways climate change is threatening our national parks and other wildlands is rising sea levels.