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Trump's DOI to USNPS regions: No commenting on actions outside parks without first notifying HQ

The Trump administration has told park superintendents around the country they must notify Washington supervisors before issuing comments to other parts of the federal government when they are worried about drilling and other proposed developments near national parks.

In an Aug. 13 memo obtained by The Washington Post, David Vela, the National Park Service's acting deputy director, told field offices they need to notify headquarters in Washington if they want to submit comments to other agencies considering proposals on a broad swath of issues.

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