Posted by: Sandy Steinman | April 21, 2017

Drilling For Oil In National Parks?

Vox.com reports

Trump wants to make it easier to drill in national parks. We mapped the 42 parks at risk

It’s no secret that oil and gas companies are on the hunt for new places to drill. But the quest for more fossil fuels could heat up in places you might not expect: our national parks.

With President Donald Trump’s executive order on energy, federal agencies are now reviewing all rules that inhibit domestic energy production. And that includes regulations around drilling in national parks that, if overturned, could give oil and gas companies easier access to leases on federal lands they’ve long coveted.

Read full story and see map at : Trump wants to make it easier to drill in national parks. We mapped the 42 parks at risk. – Vox

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