National Park Service Acting Chief Scraps Climate-Focused Order

"In a move that's drawing fierce criticism, the acting head of the National Park Service has rescinded a 2016 order by the Obama administration that called for a focus on climate change in managing natural resources in U.S. parks.

Former NPS Director Jonathan Jarvis signed the order — formally known as Director's Order No. 100, or DO 100 for short — on Dec. 20, 2016, as one of the last acts of his tenure as director.

Jarvis said at the time that the wide-ranging policy would provide NPS with a plan for 'resource stewardship for the 21st century,' addressing everything from climate change to sexual harassment to workforce diversity."

Rob Hotakainen reports for Greenwire August 31, 2017.

Source: Greenwire, 09/04/2017