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Okay, But They're Not Really Gonna Drill There, Are They?

Wait, are they serious about this? They're not serious about this, right?

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  1. Are they considering drilling near Colorado's highest concentration of organic farms?

    Jim Brett via The Wilderness Society
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Yes, they are.

    Potential oil and gas development and its associated water pollution threaten organic agriculture in Colorado’s North Fork of the Gunnison River.

    Yes, they are.
  2. They're not seriously considering allowing a pipeline to cut across the Appalachian Trail, are they?

    Mason Cummings via The Wilderness Society
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Yes, they are.

    The proposed Mountain Valley Pipeline would cut across the Appalachian Trail in Virginia.

    Yes, they are.
  3. Would they honestly consider drilling in a place that Native Alaskans call "The Sacred Place Where Life Begins"?

    © Arto Saari (Appeal to Reason Media) via The Wilderness Society
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Yes, they would.

    The indigenous Gwich’in people have lived on the lands of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for thousands of years. Despite that, the Trump Administration wants to give ANWR to the oil industry for drilling.

    Yes, they would.
  4. They're not going to allow oil drilling at the Cape Hatteras National Seashore, are they?

    Correct!
    Wrong!

    No, they aren't.

    We made this one up. As far as we know, there are no plans to drill for oil at Hatteras.

    No, they aren't.
  5. How about drilling on the sacred land of the Blackfeet Nation? They're not thinking about that, are they?

    tonybynum.com via The Wilderness Society
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Yes, they are.

    The "owners" of illegally-issued oil and gas leases are trying to reinstate their leases on this land. As the home of its creation story and the sacred Sun Dance, the Blackfeet Nation sees this land as vital to its cultural heritage.

    Yes, they are.
  6. They wouldn't loosen the mining protections in place at Acadia National Park, would they?

    Correct!
    Wrong!

    No, they wouldn't.

    We made this claim up. Also, with few exceptions, national parks are protected from drilling and mining development.

    No, they wouldn't.
  7. They wouldn't risk poisoning the waters of America’s most-visited designated wilderness area, would they?

    Dave Freeman via The Wilderness Society
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Yes, they would.

    Antofagasta, a giant Chilean mining company, has proposed sulfide-ore copper mines in Minnesota's Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. Sulfide-ore mining releases six toxins harmful to humans: mercury, lead, arsenic, asbestos, particulate air pollution, and cadmium.

    Yes, they would.
  8. Would they risk destroying up to 100,000 archaeological sites to make way for oil drilling and uranium mining?

    Mason Cummings via The Wilderness Society
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Yes, they would.

    Bears Ears National Monument is home to more than 100,000 Ancient Puebloan sites. Despite the clear cultural value, Utah officials are working with the Trump administration to revoke the area's national monument protections to make way for oil drilling and uranium mining.

    Yes, they would.
  9. They wouldn't think about mining on lands that are vital to keeping a species off the endangered species list, would they?

    Bob Wick, BLM, via The Wilderness Society
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    Wrong!

    Yes, they would.

    The Trump Administration has promised to review protections for the Owyhee Desert Sagebrush that are integral to keeping the greater sage-grouse off the endangered species list.

    Yes, they would.
  10. They're not serious when they say they want to reroute the Pacific Crest Trail to drill in the Olamitta National Forest, are they?

    Correct!
    Wrong!

    No, they're not.

    In fact, no one said that. Also, we made up that national forest. That's a picture of Mount Hood in Oregon.

    No, they're not.

Okay, But They're Not Really Gonna Drill There, Are They?

Neither you nor this very surprised deer had any idea all of this mining and drilling could happen! What, are they just gonna ruin all of our wild spaces? Well, you don't have to take this lying down. Learn more about what you can do by looking at the Too Wild To Drill list.

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Much like this bear, you're not surprised that all this drilling and mining could happen — but you sure are disappointed. But you don't have to take this destruction of our wild spaces lying down. Learn more about what you can do by looking at the Too Wild To Drill list.

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