January 31, 2017

Hirono Vows to Defend Park Service Employees from Retaliation as Ranking Member of National Parks Subcommittee

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Chairwoman Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) and Ranking Member Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) named Senator Mazie K. Hirono as the Ranking Member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks.

“Since day one of his Presidency, Donald Trump has attacked the National Park Service for telling the truth and silenced objective science about climate change,” Senator Hirono said. “As Ranking Member of the National Parks Subcommittee, I pledge to stand with the 22,000 National Park Service employees in Hawaii and across the country who dedicate their careers to promoting science and protecting and preserving America’s national parks and other public lands.” 

The National Parks Subcommittee oversees the National Park System; Wild and Scenic Rivers System; National Trails System; national recreation areas; historic sites; military parks and battlefields; Land and Water Conservation Fund; historic preservation; outdoor recreation resources; and preservation of prehistoric ruins and objects of interest on the public domain. There are nine National Parks Service sites in Hawaii.