The Destruction Of The National Park System

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National Park System August 25, 1916, the National Park System was passed. President Woodrow Wilson signed the act to create a new federal bureau that help protect 35 national parks and monuments. The "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 wildlife 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." Theodore Roosevelt had a strong desire for protecting the Earth and the beautiful things that come along with it. Roosevelt had stated at a press conference, “We have become great because of the lavish use of our resources. But the time has come to inquire seriously what will happen when our forests are gone, when the coal, the iron, the oil, and the gas are exhausted, when the soils have still further impoverished and washed into the streams, polluting the rivers, denuding…show more content…
The first issue is Climate change. Climate change is affecting one specific national park and that is Glacier National Park in Montana. With the climate changing it is making the Glacier melt away. The second issue is water issues. There is a water shortage because there are 10 parks that are touched by Colorado. With growing cities and farmlands, they are draining the water. The third issue is air pollution. There are power plants and industrial emissions that everything is getting blown over to the south Appalachian mountains. The most harmed national park is The Great Smoky Mountains, hence the name “Smoky.” The final issue is oil and exploration. This is harming the landscape of the Big Thicket National
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