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Uncle Sam Eyes Drilling in 42 National Parks

January 24, 2013 by   - () Comments Off on Uncle Sam Eyes Drilling in 42 National Parks

This map courtesy of The Wilderness Society and the National Park Service shows 42 national parks where oil or natural gas drilling is possible. Sites marked with a red dot are possible drill sites. Black dots mark sites that are already under development.

Is no place safe from oil and gas drilling, the Wilderness Society asks in a recent posting on its website.

With the news that the Interior Department will allow drilling in a proposed wilderness area in southern Utah’s Desolation Canyon, it makes one wonder.

A recent report by the Center for American Progress revealed that 42 national parks are threatened – 12 where oil and gas drilling is currently happening and 30 where it could be in the near future.

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