Inspired by the numerous videos that have already been created as a part of the anti-suicide and anti-bullying public awareness campaign “It Gets Better,” federal government employees from the National Parks Service, U.S. Geological Survey and other agencies have launched their own.
Posts Tagged National Park Service
Eric Schneiderman, the Attorney General of New York, has filed a lawsuit against several federal agencies for failing to adequately review the dangers of hydrofracking, the controversial technique used to mine natural gas by injecting large amounts of water and chemicals into shale deposits.
Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper and U.S. Sen. Mark Udall sent a letter to the National Park Service this week asking the federal agency to reconsider its rejection of the Colorado National Monument near Grand Junction as a stage venue for this summer’s Quiznos Pro Challenge cycling race. The 600-mile stage race is the brainchild of cycling legend Lance Armstrong and former Gov. Bill Ritter. Armstrong Tuesday officially retired from professional cycling even as he continues to deal with an ongoing doping investigation looking into the past behavior of the seven-time Tour de France winner.
Friday readers, this weekend, whatever your politics, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar is your friend. He announced last month that the National Parks Service would waive admission fees three weekends this summer to boost the economy and to give summertime Americans…
You know by now that in Washington, DC, on Wednesday, an elderly white supremacist and anti-Semite named James W. von Brunn allegedly walked into the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum with a .22-caliber rifle and killed a security guard before being brought down himself. He’s 88 years old, with a long record of hatred and paranoid fantasies about the Illuminati and a Global Zionist state. How bitter the bile that has curdled for so many decades.
In an effort to boost the economy — and give beleaguered tourists a break — the National Parks Service is waiving admission fees for three weekends this summer, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced. Tourists can take advantage of the three free weekends at 147 national parks, monuments and recreation areas nationwide, including eight popular sites in Colorado.
A poison pill amendment to simultaneously weaken a consumer-friendly credit card reform bill and reverse a hold on a controversial Bush Administration rule to allow concealed guns in national parks won U.S. Senate approval late Tuesday.
Colorado Democratic Sens. Michael Bennet and Mark Udall backed the measure introduced today by ultra-conservative Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., following a weekend compromise by Senate Banking Committee members that further watered down some consumer protections but still not to the liking of the lobbyist-heavy financial industry.
A federal judge has temporarily blocked implementation of a controversial 11th-hour Bush administration rule that would allow people to carry loaded, concealed guns in national parks, wildlife refuges and historical centers, according to the Washington Post.
Late in 2008, the Bush Administration rushed through a regulatory change that would allow concealed-carry firearms to be possessed in national parks and national wildlife refuges in accordance with state permit requirements. The rule went into effect on Jan. 9.
The previous common-sense rule had been in effect for national parks since the early 1900s, in one form or another. The rule did not prohibit guns, but simply required them to be unloaded, cased and not immediately accessible.
Environmentalists and unarmed national park enthusiasts got a bit of a reprieve Tuesday when the new Obama Administration issued a memo halting further progress on a series of controversial midnight regulations pushed through in the waning days of a lame duck Bush White House.