Ventura County Star
Los Padres National Forest and 11 other locations nationwide should be protected from oil and gas drilling, a new report from an environmental group says.
The Wilderness Society, based in Washington, D.C., released the report “Too Wild To Drill” on Tuesday.
Places the group wants protected include Arches National Park in Utah, Otero Mesa in New Mexico, Red Desert in Wyoming, Thompson Divide in Colorado and the Los Padres.
“This report highlights 12 such places, where the natural values and wildness of these lands will be treasured by future generations,” the report states.
The report cites the endangered and threatened species that live in Los Padres, including the California condor, and its pristine watershed.