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Obama National Parks

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell Promises Obama Will Act Alone To Preserve Public Land

AP | SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN | Posted 10.16.2014 | Politics

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — U.S Interior Secretary Sally Jewell vowed Thursday that the Obama administration will continue to use its executive powers ...

Who Needs Congress?

Michael Brune | Posted 05.28.2013 | Green
Michael Brune

Here's some more good news that happened in spite of the current Congress, which has been more interested in weakening the Clean Air Act than enforcing it. During the past two decades, the air in our national parks has dramatically improved.

Obama's Monumental Opportunity

Michael Brune | Posted 06.02.2012 | Green
Michael Brune

Last November, Obama used the Antiquities Act to protect Virginia's Fort Monroe, an important and symbolic Civil War site. It was an admirable choice, but so far it has been his only choice. If I were president for a day, I'd start with these three.

Obama's Promise & America's National Parks: A Source of Green Jobs and Growth

Tom Kiernan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Tom Kiernan

Our National Park System is part of what makes America great. Congress should invest in our national parks because it makes sense for the parks, for our people, and for our economy.

Will Ken Burns' New National Parks Documentary be Boring?

Levi Novey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Levi Novey

Friends had asked me, a former national park ranger, if I think "the national park story" will be interesting enough to capture and maintain an audience's attention (read: theirs). I emphatically told them yes.

Obama Family Tours National Parks (PHOTOS)

AP | LIZ SIDOTI, Associated Press Writer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

*Scroll down for photos and video* FROM AP: GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. - President Barack Obama is hardly the consummate Western outdoorsman....

Gun Law Complaints Trail Obama During Park Tours

AP | LIZ SIDOTI, Associated Press Writer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

AP -- Family in tow for a tour of national treasures far from Washington, President Barack Obama is trailed by criticism from gun opponents and parks...

First Family Departs For West, Michelle Obama Beats The Heat (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

The first family took off for their western adventure on Friday, looking ready to brave temperatures even hotter than Washington's. First Lady Michel...

Obama To Visit Grand Junction Next Week

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

WASHINGTON(AP) - The White House is announcing that the first family will travel to national parks in the West next week. President Barack Obama and ...