Military spending bill opens Mississippi national park to oil and gas exploration
Four paragraphs in a 96-page emergency military spending bill open a Mississippi national park designated as wilderness to oil and gas exploration, the Los Angeles Times reported May 31. The bill, signed by U.S. President George Bush in May, carries an amendment written by Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss.....
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