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Legislative Victory: H.R. 2, the Moving Forward Act (formerly the INVEST in America Act) Passes the House

On July 1, at 5:23 p.m., H.R. 2, the Moving Forward Act, passed the House by a vote of 233-188 – a moment that marked a huge victory for Scenic America and all those who care about our nation’s scenic resources. It’s hard to overstate the importance of the Moving Forward Act when it comes…

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Legislative Victory: The Great American Outdoors Act is Now Law

Update: To mark the anniversary of the passage of the Great American Outdoors Act, the National Park Service will celebrate August 4 as “Great American Outdoors Day,” offering free admission to all national park sites. On Tuesday, August 4, at 11:13 a.m., the President signed the Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA) into law. GAOA provides…

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Legislative Victory: The INVEST in America Act Moves Forward

Scenic America was able to announce two big legislative victories for scenic conservation this week. For more on our OTHER victory, the anticipated passage of the Great American Outdoors Act, and the full funding of the Land and Water Conservation Fund and fixing our National Parks, click here. Introduced last month, the INVEST in America…

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Our Statement on Why Black Lives Matter

To our Friends and Supporters – At Scenic America, we need to acknowledge that people across the nation are feeling deep pain and frustration right now as a result of racist violence in our communities. The recent killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery have joined a staggeringly long list of people of…

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Tell your Representative: Ensure Scenic Beauty is a Priority in the INVEST Act

We want to ask you to take urgent action on behalf of our scenic byways—and much more. Time is short, and the stakes are high. The U.S. House of Representatives Transportation and Infrastructure Committee just introduced the “INVEST in America Act,” H.R. 7095, which funds our country’s highways for the next five years and will…

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We Don’t Need Another Big Glass Box – Letter to the Editor

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette printed the Letter to the Editor by our Assistant Director, Dave Demko, on Friday, February 28. You can read the original here, but we also reprint it below. I’m writing in response to the Feb. 20 article “From Bass to Glass: Developer Proposes 21-Story Office Tower at Site of Strip Building with…

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Nominations now being accepted for new National Scenic Byways

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has officially opened the nomination process for the first new round of National Scenic Byway nominations in twelve years. This exciting development is the direct result of more than two years of hard work by Scenic America and our allies to revive an important program that brings national and international…

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Scenic America accepting applications for Summer 2020 internships

Scenic America is accepting applications for Summer 2020 internships in Communications & Development and Policy, Research and Advocacy.  For more information on each internship and details on how to apply click the links below.  Applications are being accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis. Scenic America Communications and Development Internship Description Scenic America Policy, Advocacy…

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State scenic byways maps available for download

Scenic America has assembled the first complete collection of scenic byway listings and maps in every state and the District of Columbia, and we are pleased to make these documents available for free download. As part of our efforts to revive the National Scenic Byways Program and support scenic byways generally, we have researched and…

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First Time in the Senate: an Intern’s Perspective

by Sloane Jacobs, Scenic America intern As I stood waiting to enter the meeting room where the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee was meeting on the morning of June 18, I couldn’t help but wonder what the experience was going to be like. My fellow interns and I were here to watch debate…

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