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PEER: Why Is National Park Service Dragging Its Feet On Plastics?

by National Parks Traveler | October 24, 2023
A dozen years after Coca Cola reportedly was behind the National Park Service delay in banning disposable water bottles at Grand Canyon National Park, the agency again is dragging its feet on implementing a plastics ban, according to Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility. ...

New Superintendent of Appalachian Trail Has Record Of Fiscal Misconduct

by National Parks Traveler | October 17, 2023
Just five years after an Interior Department investigation determined then-Gettysburg National Military Park Superintendent Ed Clark had “committed criminal violations by submitting false travel vouchers and by accepting more than $23,000 in meals, lodging, and other in-kind gifts ...

PEER: NPS Remains Plagued By Low Morale, Rising Attrition

by National Parks Traveler | September 19, 2023
Nearly two years after Chuck Sams took over as director of the National Park Service with a determination to improve employee morale, workforce morale continues to fall, employee flight from the agency is growing, and the agency’s directorate is failing to reverse those trends,  ...

Traveler’s View: E-Bikes And Safety Concerns

by National Parks Traveler | August 14, 2023
A recent news article raises concerns about a controversial issue when it comes to the National Park System: e-Bikes and your safety. The story raises the question of how the National Park Service will regulate e-Bikes in the parks. As we reported last month, Public Employees for ...

Groups Call On Interior Secretary To Officially Restrict e-Bikes’ Access In National Parks

by National Parks Traveler | August 3, 2023
“Secretarial Orders that remain on the books are supposed to be authoritative, not relics of dead policies,” said Peter Jenkins, senior counsel for Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, noting that the Biden administration has already rescinded at least five pre-existing ...
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