Prevent Oil and Gas Drilling Near The Great Sand Dunes National Park
Brendan Monogue started this petition to Governor John Hickenlooper and 4 others
The Great Sand Dunes of Colorado are some of the most unexpected and glorious natural features in the West. Protected within a 150,000 acre national park, the sand dunes roll and swerve in fantastic changing patterns and are visited by hundreds of thousands of tourists every year.
Now this incredible park is under attack. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is planning to auction off the mineral rights of thousands of acres of land just outside the park to the oil and gas industry.
Please sign our petition to protect this natural wonder from a greedy, and destructive industry.
Oil and gas developments can contaminate our water and air, destroy native plants, and harm or displace wildlife — all of which are crucial to this fragile ecosystem. In addition, the park’s tourist industry is dependent on a healthy and protected ecosystem.
The BLM has argued that the mountain ranges around the park will protect it from pollutants and have dismissed concerns about water contamination by saying the rain water flows to basins outside the park.
But we know this is not good enough. You can’t hide environmental dangers behind a mountain range. No matter how small or insignificant such developments seem, they still exact a price on the environment.
Sign the petition to demand a stop to Secretary Zinke’s attempts to put profit before our planet. Demand that the Huerfano County Parcels 8080-8090 NOT be approved for auction!
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