pxp http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Deal protects thousands of acres from drilling http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/deal-protects-thousands-acres-drilling <p>After three years of work, a conservation group and a petroleum companyreached a deal that will prevent gas drilling in the Wyoming range.&nbsp;</p><p>The Trust for Public Land announced in Jackson today that it plans to buy out nearly 58,000 acres of oil and gas leases from Houston-based Plains Exploration and Production Co.&nbsp; The leases were for a pristine area of the Bridger-Teton National forest.</p> Fri, 05 Oct 2012 23:02:55 +0000 Bob Beck 31080 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Deal protects thousands of acres from drilling Deal Reached To Prevent Drilling In The Wyoming Range http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/deal-reached-prevent-drilling-wyoming-range <p>A land conservation group has reached a long-sought agreement to prevent a gas drilling project in northwest Wyoming by buying out a vast area of mineral leases inside Bridger-Teton National Forest.<br>&nbsp;<br>&nbsp;The Trust for Public Land tells The Associated Press it plans to buy out 58,000 acres of oil and gas leases owned by Houston-based Plains Exploration and Production Co. for $8.75 million.<br>&nbsp; Fri, 05 Oct 2012 12:45:26 +0000 Associated Press 31037 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Deal Reached To Prevent Drilling In The Wyoming Range