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In the pipeline: A new report on the effects of oil and gas development on the biggest National Grassland

Posted date: September 12, 2019
Publication Year: 
2019
Document type: Other Documents

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Science You Can Use (in 5 min): September 2019

Recent advances in horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing (since 2000) have greatly increased oil and gas development in the West. In a new General Technical Report (RMRS-GTR-384) titled Biological Assessment of Oil and Gas Development on the Little Missouri National Grassland, scientists describe the actual and potential effects of oil and gas development on the largest designated National Grassland in the United States located in western North Dakota. Written by Rocky Mountain Research Station Ecologists Jack Butler (emeritus scientist), Jacqueline Ott and collaborators, the GTR focuses on the effects of oil and gas development on soils, vegetation, and wildlife.

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