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Enviros to USNPS: Ban lead shot in NP units that allow hunting

While the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has decided to phase out the use of lead-based ammunition and fishing tackle at a number of wildlife refuges, the National Park Service has not instituted such a ban and is being urged by a coalition of groups to do so.

Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, the American Bird Conservancy, and the Union of Concerned Scientists and driving the lobbying effort. Under the plan, the NPS would join 26 states and countries that have already banned lead ammo, they say.

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