Home » Jackson Hole »State of Wyoming »Sublette County » Currently Reading:

BTNF Scopes New Drilling Requirement

November 24, 2011 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Sublette County No Comments
usfs

The Bridger-Teton National Forest announced it will be conducting an additional environmental study and soliciting public input through a scoping period for one new alternative to be considered in a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement pertaining to oil and gas leases near the Wyoming Range. According to a Forest Service press release, the need for a SEIS and the development of a new alternative was derived after the Forest considered the nearly 60,000 comments submitted on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement that analyzed the potential impacts of an exploration and production plan submitted for the federal leases in the Eagle Prospect and Noble Basin areas by Plains Exploration and Production Company.  Mick Birge has more about the project. The release points out that the SEIS is not a replacement of the Draft or Final EIS, but is an additional document provided to allow public review and comment on a new alternative that will be included in the Final EIS. The modified preferred alternative is consistent with the Forest Plan and a modification to the Jackson Hole lease stipulations under the “Krug Memorandum.”  The release explains that the alternative includes a reduced road density for the project and relocated infrastructure off the western section of the project area. Because there is no public comment process for the Final EIS, the B-T is providing this opportunity for the public to assess the new alternative.

Comment on this Article:

LOST CREEK RANCH AND SPA WEBCAM

Quake List

Archive

Weather Alerts

Wyoming News

  • Torrington Man’s Body Recovered from Hawk Springs Reservoir - September 22, 2014
    The body of James “Jesse” Nelson was recovered from Hawk Springs Reservoir on Saturday by Goshen County Search and Rescue personnel. Wyoming State Parks reports that the 53-year-old Torrington man jumped into the reservoir on September 15 to save an occupant that jumped from his boat into the reservoir for an unknown reason. That person […]
  • New Miss Wyoming USA Crowned - September 22, 2014
    The 2015 Miss Wyoming USA and Miss Wyoming Teen USA Pageants took place Sunday, September 21, at the Casper Events Center in Casper. A large crowd filled the center on Sunday evening for the pageant finals, where the panel of judges selected Caroline Scott of Cheyenne as Miss Wyoming USA 2015, and Payton Sanders of Casper as Miss Wyoming TEEN USA 2015.  Both […]
  • Simple steps can help you get your goat - September 22, 2014
    In Wyoming, antelope hunting is often an afterthought. We tend to focus on elk, and deer are a close second. Not many of us do a whole lot of planning for our antelope hunts. Maybe that’s partly because compared to deer and especially elk, antelope hunting can be pretty easy. As long as you’re not […]
  • Single Vehicle Rollover Kills Rock Springs Woman - September 19, 2014
    A single vehicle rollover on September 11th, at 11:50 p.m., resulted in the 105th highway fatality in Wyoming for 2014. A 2000 Dodge Ram truck was being driven by 54 year old Denise R. Olson of Rock Springs, Wyoming. The Wyoming Highway Patrol reports that the truck was traveling south on WY 530 at mile post 15 […]

National and World News

The Latest RSS Items

  • No items found in feed URL: http://feeds.feedburner.com/StefaniasBlog?format=xml. You requested 5 items.
  • powered by RSS Just Better 1.3 plugin