19 Sep '12, 7pm

National Parks At Risk Of Exploitation From Oil And Gas Drilling

National Parks At Risk Of Exploitation From Oil And Gas Drilling

, current rules and regulations require that any drilling on public lands adhere to strict standards regarding air, water, and other environmental pollution. But laws and regulations can only lay out guidelines for the industry – they can’t predict or prevent when accidents may occur. And if history is any indicator, there is massive cause for concern over oil and gas drilling on our federally protected lands. From 2000 to 2010, more than 86 different oil and gas spills were reported , resulting in the release of millions of gallons of oil into the environment. The largest and most notable during this time period was BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil geyser. These spills and accidents affected states across the U.S. – Alaska, Texas, California, Washington, Louisiana, Mississippi, Florida, South Carolina, New York, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Massachusetts – the list goes on and on...

Full article: http://www.desmogblog.com/2012/09/19/national-parks-risk-...

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