Tag: Pew

National Parks to Get Long-Overdue Repairs – Enactment of the Great American Outdoors Act means improvements could begin as soon as October

Over the past 4 1/2 years, The Pew Charitable Trusts has collected and shared data about the numerous repairs needed throughout our country’s 100-year-old National Park System and worked with hundreds of local and regional organizations around the nation to share this information with policymakers. These case studies include national historic sites that have been closed to visitors because of structural and safety concerns,… Read more »

A Year After Hurricane Harvey, Congress Still Hasn’t Improved U.S. Flood Policy

In the year since Hurricane Harvey battered Texas and other Gulf Coast states, leaving 89 people dead and causing more than $125 billion in damage, many communities in the region have made strides to both recover from Harvey’s unprecedented flooding and prepare for the next storm. Unfortunately, much-needed action hasn’t occurred at the federal level: When it comes to pre-disaster flood policy, Congress has… Read more »