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To Preserve Dark Skies, Advocates Want Proactive Protections From Oil And Gas Companies

Daniel Rayzel
Hovenweep National Monument in southeastern Utah, pictured above, is famous for its dark night skies.

Photographers, migrating animals, and cultural histories all share a reliance and admiration for one thing: clear, dark, starry skies. But the preservation of dark skies is threatened by development, including ever-growing cities and the infrastructure needed for oil and gas production. As KSJD's Daniel Rayzel reported in mid-December, Southeast Utah is just one of the places where advocates say mitigation for light pollution is often ignored.

Daniel is a Michigan transplant to the Four Corners by way of southern Brazil. After years of flirting with trips to the Southwest, he’s finally found a way to combine his loves of public radio and exploring the region by becoming KSJD’s Morning Edition Host and Reporter.
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