National Park Service advisory board members resign in protest

National Park Service advisory board members resign in protest

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Nearly all the members of the U.S. National Park Service advisory board announced their sudden resignations on Monday night, in protest of what they say has been a lack of engagement by Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke during the past year. In a resignation letter, the members said Zinke refused to meet with the panel, which is legally required to provide input to the department regarding how to take care of America’s most treasured landscapes.

Former Alaska Gov. and advisory board member Tony Knowles turned in the letter of resignation for himself and eight others, citing “a profound concern that the mission of stewardship, protection, and advancement of our National Parks has been set aside.” Read more…

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Source: Mashable | National Park Service advisory board members resign in protest

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