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Inside the Battle for Air Tourism Vs. the Right to Silence in Our National Parks

by Outside | March 6, 2023
The parks were spurred into decision-making by a 2019 lawsuit filed by the non-profit Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER), which resulted in a court order demanding that any park hosting more than 50 sightseeing air tours a year develop a management plan by August 22 ...

The Park Service Has a Ranger Problem

by Outside Online | April 27, 2021
“Three months earlier, a National Park Service ranger named Robert John Mitchell had killed 25-year-old Gage Lorentz while he was driving through Carlsbad Caverns National Park, in southeastern New Mexico. Gage was unarmed, and the authorities had provided no clear answers to his ...

The FAA Is Enabling Helicopters to Ruin the Outdoors

by Outside Online | October 3, 2020
“In August 2018, about 250 fed-up Hawaiians filed into a Department of Transportation meeting in Hilo to rail against a steady stream of helicopters passing over their homes—as many as 80 a day—en route to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. One commenter, standing at the microphone ...

Pendley’s Own Words Disqualify Him from Leading the BLM

by Outside Online | July 9, 2020
“Almost a year after he was first appointed acting director of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), William Perry Pendley is finally set to go before the Senate for a legally mandated confirmation hearing sometime later this year. This seems like a good opportunity to remind you, ...
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