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Judge Cites “Significant Sense of Place and Quiet”, Puts Drilling Near National Park on Hold

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In what may be a legal breakthrough for soundscape protections, a Federal Judge has issued a preliminary injunction forbidding drilling on a National Wildlife Refuge adjacent to the Great Sand Dunes National Park in Colorado while a challenge from environmentalists moves forward; the groundbreaking bit is that he apparently has followed the National Park Service’s lead in considering the natural soundscape as a resource deserving of protection.  Thanks to the National Parks Traveller blog for the heads-up – head over there and read all about it!

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