Rep. Mike Quigley of Illinois, introduced H.R. 3768 to restore the path for our national parks to ditch single-use, non-biodegradable menaces that continually show up in our forests and water bodies. H.R. 3768 is called the "Reducing Waste in National Parks Act" and is the first piece of legislation put forward in Congress to address the issue of bottled water reduction in national parks.
This bill would allow National Park Service regional directors the discretion to implement the policy and encourages them to develop a visitor education strategy to explain the rationale for the program. Quigley's office says the bill "promotes conservation" and protects America's pristine natural sites from the Trump administration's "attacks against common-sense sustainability efforts." Sign below to urge your representatives to support efforts to reduce waste in our national parks.