Video on natural gas development and the upper Green River Valley, WY

I wondered if anyone had made a video on the destruction of the Upper Green River Valley in Wyoming by natural gas exploation and development, and it came today as a comment to an earlier post.

See what is going on. Watch the video at

I wonder if Sportsmen for [some] Fish and [certain kinds of] Wildlife-Wyoming has seen this?

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Added on Jan. 10. BLM says in environmental impact statement that “[New] Pinedale wells would hurt wildlife. Impact statement says big game, sage grouse, eagles would be harmed. Jackson Hole News and Guide.

Note that the Bush Administration has been trying to eliminate the requirement that federal actions like oil and gas leasing and development be subject to environmental impact statements. I think the story above tells us why.








Dr. Ralph Maughan is professor emeritus of political science at Idaho State University. He was a Western Watersheds Project Board Member off and on for many years, and was also its President for several years. For a long time he produced Ralph Maughan’s Wolf Report. He was a founder of the Greater Yellowstone Coalition. He and Jackie Johnson Maughan wrote three editions of “Hiking Idaho.” He also wrote “Beyond the Tetons” and “Backpacking Wyoming’s Teton and Washakie Wilderness.” He created and is the administrator of The Wildlife News.

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