WPR News
9:51 am
Mon May 5, 2008

BLM Reviewing 100,000 Comments on Pinedale Anticline Drilling

Pinedale, WY – The Bureau of Land Management is reviewing some 100,000 comments it received on a proposal to allow nearly 4,400 more natural gas wells in southwest Wyoming.

BLM spokeswoman Cindy Wertz says the agency hopes to have all the Pinedale Anticline comments reviewed by the end of this month.

She says it's the most comments the agency has received on a proposal since the BLM proposed allowing oil and gas development in the Jack Morrow Hills area of the Red Desert.

The comment period for the Pinedale Anticline proposal ended February 11. A final decision by the BLM is expected sometime in June.