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Officials call for Grand Canyon closure to help stem coronavirus spread

by Cronkite News | March 31, 2020
“Arizona lawmakers joined local and tribal officials Tuesday calling on the Interior Department to reverse its “reckless” decision to keep Grand Canyon National Park open during the COVID-19 pandemic. Tim Whitehouse, executive director of Public Employees for Environmental ...

Debate Continues over BLM Move as Workers Face Decision Deadline

by Cronkite News | December 10, 2019
“WASHINGTON – Bureau of Land Management employees in Washington have until this week to decide whether to accept a transfer out West – a move that some advocates and former bureau managers see as an attempt at “dismantling” the agency. Notices went out Nov. 12 to 159 workers ...

Grand Canyon Remains Open, Blunting Biggest Hit of Government Shutdown

by Cronkite News | January 22, 2018
From: Cronkite News ““They are making it up on the fly,” said Jeff Ruch, executive director of Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility. “Try to keep as much open as possible, don’t spend any money, but don’t close anything,” said Ruch, of the administration’s ...