May 1, 2012
The state of North Dakota is losing its largest and most spectacular state park. Little Missouri State Park, 20 miles north of Killdeer, is literally being given to the oil industry.
The state of North Dakota is losing its largest and most spectacular state park. Little Missouri State Park, 20 miles north of Killdeer, is literally being given to the oil industry. Burlington Resources, a division of ConocoPhillips, has been given permission to drill as many as 80 wells in a 30,000-acre giant unitized lease area surrounding the park and possibly as many as 10 within the park boundaries.
Most of the currently planned wells will be visible from within the park and some will disrupt use of horseback and hiking trails. Roads, pipelines, gas flares and sludge pits will seriously degrade access to the park and use of it for recreation and camping.
The State Parks Department apparently is not at all worried because the oil company has promised...
Does ANY of this look like it's been remediated? NEVER LET
THE FRACKERS FOOL YOU! The industry will enter the land, scrape any and all vegetation and wildlife from it, contaminate it with daily spills of up to several hundreds of thousands gallons of toxic industrial waste and walk away from it... Reclamation is just a word that doesn't mean much to the industry.
Photo Credits: Shane Davis
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