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 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 past President of the Western Watersheds Project and the creator of The Wildlife News.

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

  1. avatar TR says:

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

  2. avatar 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.



‎"At some point we must draw a line across the ground of our home and our being, drive a spear into the land and say to the bulldozers, earthmovers, government and corporations, “thus far and no further.” If we do not, we shall later feel, instead of pride, the regret of Thoreau, that good but overly-bookish man, who wrote, near the end of his life, “If I repent of anything it is likely to be my good behaviour."

~ Edward Abbey

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