It’s kind of sadly amusing that the article says “Today is the last chance for people to comment on a proposal for the Pinedale Anticline that would add up to 4,400 new wells in a part of Sublette County that biologists say is crucial habitat for pronghorn, sage grouse and mule deer.” [boldface mine]

As though there was a real mystery as whether this is crucial to pronghorn, sage grouse and mule deer, and it takes a biologist to figure it out.

Story in the Jackson Hole News and Guide. By Cory Hatch.

 
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Ralph Maughan

Dr. Ralph Maughan is professor emeritus of political science at Idaho State University with specialties in natural resource politics, public opinion, interest groups, political parties, voting and elections. Aside from academic publications, he is author or co-author of three hiking/backpacking guides, and he is President of the Western Watersheds Project.

One Response to Deadline today for comments on 4000 new gas wells on the Pinedale, WY anticline

  1. avatar Ronnie says:

    It surprises me how quiet most people in Wyoming are over this subject, as if they really don’t care what happens to all this critical habitat..
    I think this shows a little insight on how opinions and feelings are passed down through generations. If this had anything to do with a wolf, all Hell would break loose.
    This is some amazing country and I hope we can stop this from happening; however, I fear there is too much money involved with too many people in the government who will push it through.

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