The San Antonio Missions and the Palo Alto Battlefield in South Texas are among as many as 30 national parks and historic areas that could be the site of future oil and gas drilling, according to a new analysis.
The sites administered by the National Park Service all are close to oil and gas resources where drilling already is occurring, and private individuals or companies own mineral rights inside some of their boundaries.
The locations were identified by the National Park Service, in response to a request for data from the left-leaning Center for American Progress, which issued a report on the subject this week.. Some of the sites, including the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, are near booming shale gas fields.
Two other sites in Texas also made the list, including Guadalupe Mountains National Park and Palo Alto Battlefield National Historic Site.