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Grand Canyon, A Park In Peril

November 16, 2015

The National Parks Conservation Association has declared the Grand Canyon National Park as a park in peril because of the Stilo development. It’s not surprising given the potential devastation to the surrounding environment. The association actually lists nine parks in peril. Here is a link. The news release is pasted below and contains a request to take action by contacting the Obama administration.

News Release Below:

The crown jewels of our National Park System are at a crossroads. And it is up to each of us to determine which path they take.

Decisions made now about development just outside their borders could forever change these incredible places. The Obama Administration has an opportunity to ensure outside interests do not forever mar our national parks.

Urge the Obama Administration to seize this opportunity to safeguard your national parks before permanent damage is done. The clock is ticking.


At the Grand Canyon, would you rather immerse yourself in its vastness and hear your voice echo back at you—or immerse yourself in a sea of blinking lights and booming sounds at a nearby mega-mall? At Yellowstone, do you want to watch herds of bison graze and roam—or do you want to watch them get loaded onto trucks and shipped to slaughter as they leave the park each winter? At Mojave National Preserve, do you want to witness endangered desert tortoises paint their mouths red with spring flowers—or do you want to witness their habitat being swallowed up by miles of solar panels right next to the park?