Marin Independent Journal

Lawsuit: National Park Service air tour plan violates federal law

by Marin Independent Journal | March 27, 2023
A lawsuit filed by environmental groups alleges the National Park Service and the Federal Aviation Administration violated federal law by approving a plan to regulate air tours over Marin County’s national parks without adequately studying environmental impacts. The Public Employees for ...

State backs air tour limits over Marin’s national parks

by Marin Independent Journal | November 23, 2022
Jeff Ruch, a regional director for the nonprofit Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, said the new rules are not only long overdue but also lack proper environmental studies to prove they would actually reduce disturbances to wildlife. Ruch said one example of this in the ...

Point Reyes agreement shows politics of privilege in action

by Marin Independent Journal | September 26, 2021
“Despite an alarming recent report by the United Nations that humanity has only a decade to avert a climate disaster, the National Park Service has succeeded in its long-contested plan to perpetuate commercial beef and dairy at Point Reyes in the only national seashore on the Pacific ...

Marin Groups Challenge Rule Allowing E-Bikes on National Park Trails

by Marin Independent Journal | December 6, 2019
“Marin County environmental groups have challenged a recent federal directive to allow electric bikes on national park bike trails. The lawsuit filed late Thursday in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia by the Marin Conservation League, the Environmental Action Committee ...
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