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Oil and gas industry is coming for Colorado’s sand dunes

( CNN) Southern Colorado is home to some of the most stunning landscapes in the country. Where the engulf, dark-green slopes of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains reached the hollow floor, they are met by towering sand dunes that sprawl across more than 30 square miles. The highest dunes rise more than 700 feet into the air — about the high levels of the tallest skyscraper in many American metropolis. This landscape has been crafted over tens of thousands of years, as winds blowing over the mountains dropped grains of…

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