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Interior Department Opening Colorado's North Park To Gas And Oil Drilling

07/09/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Over the protests of conservation groups, federal land managers are moving to open 11,160 acres of North Park for gas and oil drilling.

The valley between the Zirkel and Medicine Bow mountains sustains antelope, elk, moose, bighorn sheep, raptors, trout and sage grouse.

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