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Dinosaur National Monument

Traveler's View: How Much Of Secretary Zinke's Approach To Conservation Can Public Lands Tolerate?

Trying to understand how Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke views himself as a conservationist cut from the mold of Theodore Roosevelt is an ongoing challenge. While he wants to bolster the ranks of hunters and anglers, the secretary also wants to shrink some national monuments, allow target shooting on as many public lands as possible, and allow hunters to chum for bears with donuts and greasy loaves of bread.
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BLM Thinking Of Leasing Oil And Gas Parcels Near Dinosaur National Monument

Not long after the U.S. Bureau of Land Management decided against offering for oil and gas leasing three parcels near Zion National Park in southwestern Utah, the agency now is thinking of offering two parcels near Dinosaur National Monument in the state's northeastern corner.
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Congressmen Wants To Restrict National Park Service Oversight Of Oil And Gas Development In Parks

An Arizona congressman trying to block the National Park Service's authority to regulate oil and gas drilling operations in the National Park System says the agency's regulations would be "job-killing," and that "extremist groups" are maligning his intentions.
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National Parks Traveler's Essential Park Guide