Public meetings set for Converse County oil & gas project

— May 23, 2014

(News release) — The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Casper Field Office and the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) Douglas Ranger District are seeking public comment on a proposed oil and natural gas development project in Converse County, Wyoming.

The BLM published a notice of intent to prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) in the Federal Register on May 16, 2014, which opens a 45-day public scoping period. The BLM is hosting three public meetings to seek input on the Converse County Oil and Gas Project. In addition, the BLM and USFS are initiating the Section 106 process for the National Historic Preservation Act.

The project consists of drilling up to 5,000 new oil and gas wells on 1,500 well pads over a 10-year period. The BLM is preparing an environmental impact statement to analyze the impacts associated with the project.

The public is invited to attend the following public scoping meetings to learn more about the proposed project and to provide your written comments:

Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Clarion Inn
1450 Riverbend Drive
Douglas, WY

Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Best Western Ramkota Hotel
800 N. Poplar
Casper, WY

Thursday, June 12, 2014
Glenrock Recreation Center
412 S 4th St.
Glenrock, WY

All meetings will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. with a presentation being given at 6 p.m.

Public involvement is important. The federal agencies strongly encourage the public to attend and provide comments on the proposed project. The proposed project details can be viewed on the BLM’s websiteFor more information, contact Mike Robinson at 307-261-7520.

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