Conservation group praises Pinedale plan

Laramie, Wyo. – Upper Green River Valley Coalition says the latest management plan for Pinedale contains some big improvements, but could do more to protect human health.

Linda Baker is the group's leader. She praises the Bureau of Land Management's expansion of the area that is off-limits to oil and gas drilling. But she says there's more to do.

"We remained concerned that this document doesn't go far enough to address impacts to air and water quality."

The Pinedale Resource Management Plan was published Friday and spells out how the Bureau of Land Management will handle oil and gas development and other issues near Pinedale for the next 15 to 20 years.