17 Jan '18, 7pm

U.S. National Park Service advisory panel disintegrated due to Sec'y Zinke's inaction

On Monday, 9 of 12 members of the advisory council resigned in a letter to Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke, citing more than a year of waiting for meetings that are required by law. The board is responsible for National Parks stewardship, and they often interface with the public and scientific experts. Advisory councils generally for agencies and their board members are chosen or re-approved by the administration of the newly-elected leader. The US National Park Service is America’s latest federal environmental agency to lose most of its advisory board. A January 15 letter signed by nine members of the board detailed why they were stepping down from service. Three remained for various professional reasons, such as finishing current projects. The nine resigning board members said they were beset by delay upon delay in trying to accomplish the goals of their positions. ...

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