Should natural areas have a buffer of land to protect them from nearby activities, like drilling for oil next to a national park?



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    They actually are supposed to have a buffer. Drilling companies and construction companies have something called a right of way (ROW). This ROW is set when they apply for permitting to do work. The ROW should, technically, avoid any sensitive natural areas. A good example is a raptor nest. Sometimes, the construction ROW is not allowed to come within a mile of the raptor nest if it is during nesting season.

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