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Explore the Oil and Gas Development That Threatens Theodore Roosevelt’s Backyard

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When a young Theodore Roosevelt owned and operated a cattle ranch in the badlands of western North Dakota in the 1880s, the landscape was a remote wilderness. Sixty years later, when the area around his ranch was protected as part of Theodore Roosevelt National Park, it quickly became a destination for travelers looking for unspoiled vistas and abundant wildlife. Today, [...]

Posted on: February 25 2014
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Are You Ready for a Bike Challenge to Help Protect Our National Parks?

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By Ben Sander, Travel Program Coordinator Do you have what it takes to be a bike crusader for national parks? I wasn’t sure if I did. Two years ago, the thought of riding my bike for 325 miles over five days from New York to Washington, D.C. was daunting—but taking part in the Climate Ride turned out to be an [...]

Posted on: January 29 2014
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The DeChristopher Effect: How Years of Controversy over Drilling for Energy in the Southwest Could Result in Compromise

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By Nick Lund, Manager, Landscape Conservation Program On December 19, 2008, during the last few weeks of the Bush Administration, an oil and gas lease auction captured the nation’s attention. The auction took place on lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) at the doorstep of two of our most iconic national parks in Utah: Arches and Canyonlands. [...]

Posted on: January 22 2014
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6 Reasons to Act Today for Clean Air in Arizona

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It’s no secret that reducing air pollution creates a host of benefits for human health and the environment. But what does it mean in real terms when a coal plant cleans up its act and spews fewer particulates into the air? It’s not just a theoretical question for communities surrounding the Navajo Generating Station in Arizona. This power plant is [...]

Posted on: January 2 2014
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A Transformative Victory: A Q&A with Don Barger on Progress Reducing Coal-Based Pollution in the Southeast

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By Jennifer Errick, Editor, Online Communications In 2011, NPCA helped broker a historic agreement with the country’s largest power utility, Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), to retrofit or retire 54 of its 59 coal-fired boilers. This agreement, known as a consent decree, is not only having a measurable impact on air quality, it’s turning out to be a smart business decision [...]

Posted on: December 4 2013
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