Re: NANFA-- Drilling in Wilderness Areas?

Bruce Stallsmith (
Wed, 30 May 2001 09:58:32 -0400

>Well, when it first appeared this was gonna happen, I was upset.
>But I gotta tell you, there is lots of drilling and plenty of active wells
>where I live, and they just don't take up that much space. I can't
>see this as having a measurable impact on the local ecology.
>Jackson, MS
That's a good point, Martin, that drilling in of itself isn't the big
problem. The big problem with this kind of activity in Wilderness Areas is
the road building associated with it. Roads bring with them a range of
problems, from simply chewing up the terrain to siltation of streams to easy
access for goofy human activities.

"May Slim Aguilar Bless You"
--Bruce Stallsmith
Huntsville, AL

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