National Parks Are In Danger Of Becoming Oil And Gas Drilling Hot Spots

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Some of our most iconic national parks—the Great Sand Dunes, the Everglades, and the Grand Tetons–are in danger of becoming the newest hotspots for oil and gas drilling in the United States.

In late March, President Trump signed his 19th executive order, titled “Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth,” which in addition to rolling back a number of Obama-era climate polices may also make it easier for energy companies to drill in America’s national parks.

Buried in the 2,300-word executive order is a sentence directing the Secretary of the Interior, Ryan Zinke, to review the rules which regulate oil and gas drilling in national parks and to repeal, suspend, or rescind them if they are found inconsistent with the president’s energy goals.

LINK (via: Fusion TV)

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