20 Jan '18, 11am

Scientists Quit National Park System Board Amid Official Indifference: Sierra Club

Last week, 10 of the 12 members of the National Park System Advisory Board submitted their resignation to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to protest having been ignored during the year since the Trump administration came into office. In a January 15 letter to Zinke, former Alaska governor Tony Knowles, chair of the advisory board, wrote, “We understand the complexity of transition, but our requests to engage have been ignored, and the matters on which we wanted to brief the new department team are clearly not part of its agenda . . . from all of the events of the past year, I have a profound concern that the mission of stewardship, protection, and advancement of our national parks has been set aside.” Eight other members of the advisory board signed Knowles’s letter. In a separate letter on January 17, a 10th member joined the exodus. Although the law requires the interior s...

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