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LCV Statement on Secretary Jewell’s ‘State of the Parks’ Address

Contact: Seth Stein, (202) 454-4573 or

April 19, 2016  

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In response to Interior Secretary Sally Jewell’s “State of the Parks” address today, LCV President Gene Karpinski issued the following statement:

“Secretary Jewell has articulated a bold vision for the future of America's parks and public lands. She is spot-on that we need more parks--both stunning landscapes and places that tell the story of all Americans--more investment in our booming outdoor economy, and a recognition that some places are just too precious to be put at risk by mining and other harmful forms of development. Her vision contrasts sharply with the agenda of anti-parks extremists like Rep. Rob Bishop and the Bundys, who would seize and sell America's treasured public lands, gut the Antiquities Act that first protected iconic places like the Grand Canyon and Zion, and destroy America's top parks program, the Land and Water Conservation Fund. We look forward to continuing our work with Secretary Jewell and other parks supporters to build on the important progress of this administration in the coming months.”


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