These 15 unique wild lands are threatened by extractive industries

These 15 unique wild lands are threatened by extractive industries

A new report released Tuesday by The Wilderness Society raises the alarm about wild lands threatened by extractive industries eager to exploit the resources on or underneath them, including oil, gas and coal.

Too Wild To Drill identifies 15 unique places found on public lands that are at high risk of drilling, mining and other development—and the damage and destruction that inevitably follow. These lands provide Americans with important benefits such as clean air and water, wildlife habitat, recreational opportunities and jobs and other socioeconomic benefits.

“Some places are simply too wild to drill,” said Jamie Williams, president of The Wilderness Society. “The federal government must resist pressure from energy companies and other special interests to open up our last remaining wild places for development.”

This is an excerpt from an article first published by Ecowatch. Read the original article here: These 15 unique wildlands are threatened by extractive industries. 


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