17 Jan '18, 1pm

Majority of National Parks Panel Quits in Protest of Ryan Zinke

Nearly all members of the National Park Service advisory panel abruptly quit on Monday in protest of the Trump administration's policies, which they say have neglected science, climate change and environmental protections. "From all of the events of this past year I have a profound concern that the mission of stewardship, protection, and advancement of our National Parks has been set aside," the head of the panel, Tony Knowles, wrote in a letter of resignation addressed to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke , who oversees management of the country's national parks and monuments . The letter was signed by nine of the panel's 12 members. The bipartisan panel was appointed by former President Obama. The terms of the members who quit were due to expire in May. The advisory board , first authorized in 1935, advises the director of the National Park Service and the interior secretary...

Full article: https://www.ecowatch.com/national-parks-zinke-2526263781....

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