Saturday, November 16, 2013
Scientific core drilling at Petrified Forest National Park
There are numerous online sites to track activity - Park paleontologist Bill Parker's blog, Chinleana (http://chinleana.fieldofscience.com/2013/11/colorado-plateau-coring-project.html), the National Park Services site (http://www.nps.gov/pefo/naturescience/coring.htm), and the CPCP Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Colorado-Plateau-Coring-Project/1436554049899932)
and website (http://www.ldeo.columbia.edu/~polsen/cpcp/CPCP_home_page_general.html).
The Park opposes core drilling in the Park by exploration companies looking at the potash resources that underlie the region. As park paleontologist Bill Parker notes, the Park Service supports scientific research that furthers the scientific and educational value of the parks. Federal law prohibits mineral leasing and new mining in or under park lands.
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