Pinedale drilling plans draw 100,000 comments

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM)  got 100,000 public comments on their plan to guide oil and gas development in the upper Green River Basin. This is a wildlife rich and highly scenic area. People care about it in Wyoming and outside as well.

Story. Most favor conservation for Pinedale management area. By Whitner Royster. Casper Star-Tribune environmental reporter

Governor Freudenthal  wrote that he was “not confident” the preferred alternative will assure long term protection of the area’s resources. Wyoming Game and Fish was also critical of the plan’s “preferred alternative.”

The final plan and final environmental impact statement are due in December.


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