Plans to build an oil refinery several miles from the south entrance to Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota moved a step closer to fruition Wednesday when a needed zoning change was approved by local officials. The decision by the Billings County Commission was quickly deemed inappropriate by the National Parks Conservation Association.
Theodore Roosevelt National Park
Meridian Energy Group, Inc., hopes to take a step closer Tuesday to building an oil refinery just three miles from Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota when Billings County officials consider the company's application to build on land currently zoned for agriculture, not industry.
While falling oil prices have slowed production from North Dakota's oil and natural gas fields, a company sees that lull as the perfect opportunity to build a crude oil refinery in the state. However, its proposed location just three miles from Theodore Roosevelt National Park has raised concerns from the National Park Service and conservation groups about how it will impact the park.
You can add Sequoia National Park in California and Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota to the slowly growing number of parks now selling entrance passes online.
I’ve written a few times about the national parks I consider the best for birding, but several readers have asked which would be the best to visit to maximize the diversity of birds seen. When we talk about number of different birds seen, I always think about a big year. During a big year, a birder tries to see as many birds as possible in one calendar year within a certain geographic range, or under certain conditions.
Increased cellular and broadband service clashes with the values and policies of the National Park Service, according to the nonprofit Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility.
In a move that could make it easier for you to visit your favorite national park, Acadia National Park officials are testing a program to sell week-long and annual passes to their park online.
What would the holidays be without the Christmas Bird Count? We’re here again to take a look at some selected CBC activities in the national parks this holiday season.
More and more visitors to the National Park System are discovering the wonderfully fascinating night skies high over head once the sun goes down. But light pollution poses a threat to many of those dark vistas, even at Theodore Roosevelt National Park in western North Dakota.
Summer really isn't as far off as you might think. With that in mind, is anyone thinking about camping? And, in particular, are you thinking about your favorite campground in the National Park System?