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Petitioning Department of Energy

Forbid "fracking" around Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Every day, more and more trucks traverse the roads around Theodore Roosevelt NP. These trucks carry workers ad supplies for new complexes, built just outside park boundaries. Not only does this increase in traffic make driving more dangerous for tourists, it also threatens wildlife of the region, is unsightly, and creates noise concerns. And the wells these trucks go to are no better. Again, against the stunning wilderness, the unsightly flicker of waste gas being ignited spoils the park. We visit national parks to experience nature, not to see oil wells. In addition, a multitude of claims have been made about the safety and cleanliness of water in areas in which "fracking" occurs. We must stop this.

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