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

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Daniel Rayzel
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KSJD
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.

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