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Digging for fertilizer

Potash is used to make fertilizer and many millions of tons of it are mined globally every year. Large potash deposits are located on lands in and around Petrified Forest National Park. In 2004, Congress passed a bill to help protect the park by enlarging it by about 125,000 acres, but it did not provide any funding. In 2013 the Conservation Fund and National Parks Conservation Association provided funds to buy about 4,300 acres, but many thousands of acres remain open to potash mining.

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