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Park Service Working to Keep Oil and Gas Roads From Encroaching on Utah Parks

National Park officials are weighing in on controversial new oil and gas lease proposals on BLM lands near Canyonlands and Arches National Parks in Utah.

As Stephen Speckman of the Deseret News reports today, the National Park Service is this week studying the effects possible exploration would have on the parks as well as the Dinosaur National Monument. Specifically, park officials are worried about the trouble that new roads near the parks would create.

The BLM is planning to offer leases on 360,000 acres near Moab and the parks in December. Click here for the Deseret News story.

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