14 Sep '12, 2am

There Will Soon Be Oil And Gas Drilling in Up to 42 National Parks

There Will Soon Be Oil And Gas Drilling in Up to 42 National Parks

Jeff Gunn via Flickr /CC BY 2.0 Oil and gas drilling operations are already well underway in twelve national parks, and that number may soon balloon to 42 if the fossil fuel companies get their way. The progressive mainstay Center for American Progress recently requested data from the National Park Service regarding current and future drilling operations. The agency complied—it outlined 42 national park sites where oil and gas drilling is currently occurring, or may be soon. Here's where they are: Center for American Progress/via In the report CAP published along with the data, it outlines some of the dangers of drilling: Drilling involves not just the construction of rigs but also roads, pipelines, and other infrastructure. Toxic chemicals such as naphthalene and benzene are sometimes used in oil and gas drilling and production activities. There is also the equally real t...

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