01 Feb '17, 7pm

You wouldn't want oil rigs and/or mining in the #GSMNP or National Parks would you?

Reversal of drilling rules part of larger attempt by Congress to weaken park protections. #{image.caption} Colorado oil pump camera icon © Steve Keller | Dreamstime.com WASHINGTON – Congressman Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) last night introduced H.J. Res. 46, which seeks to repeal updates to the National Park Service’s “9B” rules. The rules require detailed planning and set safety standards for oil and gas drilling inside the more than 40 national parks that have “split estate” ownership, where the federal government owns the surface but not the subsurface mineral rights. The resolution is just the latest in a series of moves by federal lawmakers to weaken environmental protections for national parks under the Congressional Review Act (CRA). If these repeals are signed into law under the CRA, it will not only stop these protections, it will also prohibit agencies from issuing simil...

Full article: https://www.npca.org/articles/1462-house-moves-to-encoura...

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