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Gravel pit near national park ranch resurfaces: US Forest Service says mine would have ‘no significant impact’ on area

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An idea for gravel pit once thought to be buried has been dug up again.

The U.S. Forest Service says there would be “no significant impact” associated with mining gravel less than a mile away from Theodore Roosevelt National Park’s Elkhorn Ranch.

Still, environmentalists have long argued that the project would undermine the land’s reputation as a bastion of the conservationist cause.

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