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Upper Green River Valley: A View from Above

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Wyoming’s Upper Green River Valley -- part of the same ecosystem as Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks -- is a place of spectacular natural beauty with abundant wildlife and recreational opportunities, home to long-standing traditions of ranching, hunting and fishing. It also holds the nation's fastest-growing and most profitable natural gas fields. The drilling, road construction and pollution that accompanies energy development is causing rapid and extreme changes throughout the region, and is having a measurable impact on wildlife and air quality.

This video illustrates some of the changes occurring in the Upper Green River Valley using the latest in satellite imagery, aerial photography, and Google Earth 3-d technology. Watch the video to get a first-hand look at the dramatic growth of gas and oil drilling in this ecologically important region, learn more about the impacts of this development on our public lands, and tour areas in the adjacent Wyoming Range where new drilling has recently been proposed by the U.S. Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management.

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