Park Talk--Seeing the Connection: Oil and Gas Development, Air Pollution and Parks - Shared screen with speaker view
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A little off topic, but what more has the NPCA done recently with their position on the Pebble Mine?
I don't understand why, when natural gas is replacing coal for electric generation, is it not captured at wells rather than burned. So it takes a bit of equipment, I would think that the valuable commodity captured would more than pay for upgrading.
Has any drilling fluids been detected in the karst system near or at Carlsbad Caverns?
Are the parks involved in efforts to limit oil and gas development and its effects on parks? Is so, how?
Thank you all so much for doing this! With respect to Rocky Mountain National Park, do we have data on the trend over the last 5/10/20 years in regional haze or poor visibility days? I assume, with oil & gas development on the Front Range over the past decade, it’s gotten worse.
Does NPCA or parks monitor the impact of drilling above and below the Underground Source of Drinking Water?
Hi Marsha, I'm NPCA's Alaska Program Manager and am happy to follow up with you with the latest updates on our work opposing Pebble Mine (email: firstname.lastname@example.org). We mobilized members and supporters last year during the Draft EIS, and we are currently awaiting the release of the Final EIS expected this Friday. We have background information on our work on Pebble campaign here: https://www.npca.org/advocacy/66-don-t-risk-wild-land-and-fish-for-a-massive-mine-near-lake-clark. Please look out for upcoming action alerts, and thank you for your support!
The “Seeing Connections” page is really valuable. I’ve signed-up for several alerts already. Thanks!
Thank you everyone.
Thanks, everyone, for doing this!