Back in June, when President Obama and his family toured a couple of national parks, the president took the opportunity to deliver some remarks on climate change.

That’s no surprise, but he also touched on some talking points shared by the Centennial Initiative, a coalition of “civil rights, environmental justice, conservation groups and community leaders and activists” whose goal is to “increase inclusion and representation of America’s communities of color in our national parks and other public lands.”

Among the changes encouraged by the Centennial Initiative is a redesign of all national parks to remove intimidating imagery, such as the vehicles driven by and uniforms worn by park rangers, both of which “have law enforcement connotations” and therefore “present a significant impediment to engaging all Americans.”

On Monday, a new study by the Center for American Progress and Conservation Science Partners suggested further actions were needed to promote access and inclusion as the National Park Service celebrated its centennial.

Hey, access is a very important, especially as the word is defined by progressives and Democrats; take a look:

What happened to those two free years of community college everyone was promised anyway?

And now it’s time to expand access to nature to all.

The study found that “communities of color and low income communities in the West have disproportionately less open space and natural areas nearby than does the overall population in their states” and posits that “correcting for these types of inequities should be a priority when considering designating new public lands or expanding existing boundaries.”

Hey smart guy, not everyone can just “access” a bus. That’s why the 2009 stimulus included $8 billion to start construction of the high-speed rail system we all access and enjoy today.

The president’s already juggling about a dozen No. 1 priorities, but we’re sure he’ll address access to natural areas too before his term is up.

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