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US Parks, Forests, Wilderness losing ground to Industry

Date : 13th April 2005, Source : ENS

WASHINGTON, DC, April 13, 2005 (ENS) - Oil and gas drilling and mining interests control land in or near more than two-thirds of national parks, forests and wilderness areas, a computer analysis of 1,855 taxpayer owned public properties in the West reveals. Over more than two years, millions of federal land use records in 13 states were analyzed by the Environmental Working Group, a nonprofit research organization based in Washington that uses information to protect human health and the environment.

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