Sep 16, 2011 5:33 PM by Gene Cotton

State park may be opened to oil and gas drilling

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - Colorado parks commissioners have given tentative approval to a plan to open a state park to oil and gas drilling.

The commission voted Thursday to let an energy company drill in St. Vrain State Park north of Denver. Drilling could begin next year.

According to the Denver Post, conservation groups have opposed the plan to drill in the park, which is home to white pelicans, blue herons and bald eagles.



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