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      Take Action: Fracking Boom Threatens Health of National Parks The rapid increase of the oil and gas extraction method known as hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” is outpacing our understanding of how massive concentrations of oil and gas wells impact surrounding lands. Without safeguards, the boom in fracking could significantly impact the air, water, wildlife and forests that are protected in our National Park System. If the administration does not establish...

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