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Less Than One One Hundredth of One Percent of U.S. Waters Are Fully Closed to Extractive Industries

"Grizzly bears roam through Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks without fear of hunters. Sequoias live to be 1,000 years old in Sequoia National Park, and bald cypress thrive in the Everglades. The fish, coral reefs and kelp forests of our oceans, however, receive almost none of the protections accorded these beloved national parks. Currently, less than one hundredth of one percent of U.S. waters are fully closed to oil drilling, mining, fishing, or other extractive industries."(Excerpt from the Natural Resources Defense Council, "Keeping Oceans Wild" at )

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