PEER Questions David Vela’s Qualifications To Lead National Park Service

From: National Parks Traveler

“PEER’s release opposing Grand Teton Superintendent Vela’s nomination to be the next Park Service director comes as the organization is concluding a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit it filed against Grand Teton for withholding information on its cell tower plans. PEER’s opposition stands out against approvals of the nomination from the governor of Wyoming, who has worked with Vela for the past four years; National Park Foundation President and CEO Will Shafroth; National Parks Conservation Association President and CEO Theresa Pierno; Larry Rockefeller, the grandson of John D. Rockefeller, Jr., and; Leslie Mattson, president of the Grand Teton National Park Foundation.”

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