This morning, Park Rangers for Our Lands’ own Ellis Richard joined Dr. James Nations of the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) to brief a standing-room-only crowd of congressional staffers on the dangers that fracking poses to national parks.
NPCA published a report in April, titled National Parks and Hydraulic Fracturing, that examines the potential dangers posed as fracking moves closer to our nation’s parks. Ellis briefed the staff on the on-the-ground concern that a park ranger faces, and how fracking’s effects on air, water and wildlife could further complicate them.
Look for Ellis to blog on today’s briefing soon. In the meantime, give NPCA’s report a read.