Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon is applauding a ruling that upheld the Bureau of Land Management’s decision to approve a natural gas project in Sublette County.
The State of Wyoming defended that decision in court and this week U.S. District Judge Scott Skavdahl ruled that the BLM adequately considered the impacts of the project on the pronghorn migration route stretching from Grand Teton National Park to southwestern Wyoming.
The Court further found that the BLM took a hard look at the impacts of the project on Greater sage-grouse populations. Gordon pointed out that Wyoming’s state-led approach to both sage grouse management and pronghorn migration has served as a model for the nation. Gordon stated, “It’s encouraging to see that the collaborative process that included the BLM, industry and state land managers was recognized by the federal court as being effective.”