An advocacy group is warning that fracking could cause air pollution and other problems in national parks.
Sharon Mader with the National Parks Conservation Association says they’re concerned that ozone from gas development in Sublette County could spread to Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks. She says that hasn’t happened yet, but they’re worried about the future.
The University of Wyoming will host a panel discussion Thursday on how climate change can impact planning and management at national parks.
Researchers from around the world will discuss how environmental changes can impact tourism. UW Professor Patricia Taylor is one of the organizers. She says it’s important that those in running parks consider how stakeholders are impacted by decisions park managers make on topics concerning climate.