1,800 coalbed methane wells and 200 conventional  gas wells were just approved by the BLM. See story in the Billings Gazette.

The wells approved last week are in addition to 2,780 conventional gas wells previously approved by the BLM in south-central Wyoming. An additional 10,190 wells are pending approval. [!!] 

 
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Ralph Maughan

Dr. Ralph Maughan is professor emeritus of political science at Idaho State University. He has been a Western Watersheds Project Board Member off and on for many years, and also its President. For many years 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.

2 Responses to Conservation groups decry approval of thousands of new gas wells in SW Wyoming (Atlantic Rim area)

  1. TR says:

    Keep up the good work rallying and revealing backdoor truths for the public.
    Living blue in a red State is challenging.
    Best,
    Zac’s mom,
    Idaho native

  2. Greenie says:

    I live in Pinedale this doesnt surprise me a bit. My husband and bought this property in 95 and now the town and even the local ecomony is run by Big Red (halaburton and others). Drinking is up, Divorice is up, everything bad has taken over (money rules).The BLM is just a puppet to Big Red.

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~ Edward Abbey

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