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Petition to President of the United States, United States Congress

Save Our National Parks Before They're Gone

The United States National Parks have shared their beauty with the World for over 145 years, and now they need our help. PARKS HISTORY: By the Act of March 1, 1872, Congress established Yellowstone National Park in the Territories of Montana and Wyoming "as a public park or pleasuring-ground for the benefit and enjoyment of the people" and placed it "under exclusive control of the Secretary of the Interior". On August 25, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson signed the act creating the National Park Service, a new federal bureau in the Department of the Interior responsible for protecting the 35 national parks and monuments then managed by the department and those yet to be established. This "Organic Act" states that "the Service thus established shall promote and regulate the use of the Federal areas known as national parks, monuments and reservations…by such means and measures as conform to the fundamental purpose of the said parks, monuments and reservations, which purpose is to conserve the scenery and the natural and historic objects and the wild life therein and to provide for the enjoyment of the same in such manner and by such means as will leave them unimpaired for the enjoyment of future generations." (Source: NPS) THE ISSUE: The two greatest problems facing our National Parks are  1) Chronic underfunding of the Nation Parks Service, which has led to the deterioration of the parks infrastructure and forced closure of several public areas, and 2) Oil and gas drilling inside the Parks, which could cause permanently damage to the surrounding lands - this petition hopes to solve both these problems by urging the PotUS and Congress to increas the NPS annual budget and create strickter regulations on resource mining inside the Parks.(*Sources A + B) The NPS manages more than 400 public Parks and Recreation Areas throughout the United States, and even though the annual budget has increased slightly over the last few years, the NPS is still operating on an overall deficit and is struggling to maintain the Parks system year to year. With over $11 Billion in backlogged critical repairs, and a budget that barely covers operation costs, the NPS has already been forced to downsize their staff and close several public areas, and more will follow soon. (*Sources A + C) Once these areas are not accessible to the public, there is strong case to lease mining right to private companies inside of them. This could lead to irreparable damage that could scar these beautiful parks forever. Unbelievable as it may be, there are already over 500 active oil and gas wells inside the Parks system polluting it's natural beauty, they don't need any more. (*Source B) THE SOLUTION: This petition urges the President as well as Congress to increase the NPS annual budget, and inact strickter regulations on mining inside the parks. Even though there is no obligation to respond to a petition, with a goal of five million signatures, this aims to be the largest petition in history and will be a message that cannot be ignored. Let's save our Parks and help preserve them for future generations! The petition will be open to signatures until December 2019 or the goal of 5,000,000 is met. Help make a difference and follow and share our page on social media @BeforeTheyreGone + support our video project on Kickstarter, titled "Before They're Gone" (coming October 1st). Our Team And Our Parks Thank You! *SOURCES: NPS) https://www.nps.gov/articles/quick-nps-history.htm A) https://therevelator.org/budget-crunch-national-parks/ B) https://www.npca.org/advocacy/56-don-t-encourage-drilling-in-national-parks C) https://medium.com/westwise/in-their-own-words-national-park-service-explains-impacts-of-crippling-cuts-in-trumps-budget-ea6d19f420fd ---Parks from headline image (starting at the top and going clockwise): 1)Canyonlands, Utah 2)Death Valley, California 3)Olympic Park/Mount Rainier, Washington 4)Denali, Alaska 5) Hawaiian Volcanoes, Hawaii 6)Kenai Fjords, Alaska 7)Glacier, Montana 8)Redwoods, California ----photographers can be found on our Instagram page HERE  

Michael Filippi
171 supporters
Update posted 2 weeks ago

Petition to Walmart

WAL MART.... REOPEN - HAVE ALL YOUR STORES OPEN 24 HOURS - 7 DAYS A WEEK AGAIN...

I do not own the petition image... it is courtesy of:   http://www.foodbusinessnews.net/articles/news_home/financial-performance/2015/08/walmart_to_strengthen_ties_bet.aspx?id={8b26ba91-b2af-4686-a74c-c7fe6c03c0a4}&cck=1 and drivingretention.com   So over the last few years slowly the walmart's across the country and here in Utah have opted to and decided to start closing at midnight and getting away from the thing they do best - one of many.... and that is Always being open and doing so 24/7 They state that it is either because of THEFT and they (the individual stores management) just doesn't want to deal with it., so they choose to close at midnight and other reasons given and even posted on signs - announcing the change of hours are or have been..., Due to and something to the effect of Shopping habits that kind of thing. Seriously though ever since and as long as I can remember Walmart (especially when the Super center's started coming in and were created) they always have been open 24/7 and that was something the consumers and everyone has been able to count on. Now it seems like it is slowly going away and here comes the inconvience of the consumer.... Everyone does not work the same type of hours, people work all types of hours and people need to be able to always be able to come in and purchase goods - even if it's just a quick meal or snack on the way to or from a LATE shift , going to or from work in the middle of the night, or real early in the morning., if you or you have a sick child or family member...., to be able to come and get medicine or just to come to the store. This also seems and would appear to in turn take jobs away or result in asking in one way or another to ask people to take pay cuts or get off because they are closed now from midnight to 6 am (at least) and what about all the people who work walmart while they are putting themselves through school or have other full time jobs? people can't just alter their life to fit within walmart's "needs" Bring back WALMART - open 24/7 --- All super centers and walmart and neighborhood markets., and do not engage in taking in anyway jobs away from people WHO NEED IT!!!!

Heidi Walls
59 supporters
Update posted 1 month ago

Petition to Angus S. King Jr., Susan M. Collins, Paul LePage, Bill Diamond

"Let's change Distracted Driving laws in Maine and all across the country! Stricter laws

To the entire State of Maine and the U.S.A. Hello, my name is Tammy Harvison and I am writing to you to ask you to please help and support me and many others to change the laws here in Maine and all across the country for Distracted driving. I lost my oldest daughter, Brittany Weston on November 9, 2016. She was hit by a car on November 1, 2016 on Forest Ave in front of the USM Glickman library, where she had been a Law student there at USM. After 9 grueling  days in the MMC Intensive Care Unit, I was told that my daughter would never breathe on her own or have a functional life, I knew in my heart I had to remove my daughter, from life support. The man that hit my daughter was not paying attention while driving and hit and killed her. After watching the video of my daughter being hit, it is clear to see that my daughter shouldn't of been hit, and that the man was clearly not being responsible behind the wheel of his automobile or he would of stopped and let my daughter finish crossing the street instead of hitting her and killing her. I beg of you to help me change the laws because distracted drivers need to be held accountable regardless if it was intentional or not, or maliciously done or not. When you decide to get behind the wheel of any automobile it is your responsibility to drive safe and keep yourself and others safe, at all times, regardless. Too many people get away with killing innocent people because the laws are not strict enough, we need to do something now before more innocent people and families are destroyed by "Distracted Driver's". Please help me and others put Distracted Drivers to an end. My daughter Brittany was 23 years old and was attending USM to become a lawyer, she was innocently walking across the street when her life was cut short by a Distracted Driver. Please help me with this for my daughter. Thank you, Tammy Harvison 207-502-9618 Tammyharv73@outlook.com

Tammy Harvison
452 supporters