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Posted inEnergy Report, Power to the People

Don't count on a rush of drilling rigs in the Shoshone National Forest

Ninety-eight percent of 23,475 public comments favor one or more “conservation-oriented” management goals on the Shoshone National Forest, such as special “wilderness” protections, no surface development for oil and natural gas, and additional limits on motorized use areas, according to data released by forest officials.

Posted inEnergy Report, Power to the People

Wyoming embarks on groundwater monitoring rule for oil and gas development

This week, officials from Gov. Matt Mead’s staff, along with the Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, set out to implement a plan that may help avoid Pavillion-type scenarios. State officials rolled out a proposed rule change to establish a baseline groundwater testing and monitoring program for oil and natural gas development.