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Thu September 8, 2011
Governor submits comments to the BLM over the Big Horn Basin Resource Management plan
In his comments to Bureau of Land Management officials concerning the Big Horn Basin Resource Management plan, Wyoming Governor Matt Mead wants a balanced approach. Mead says that would range from grazing to environmental protection. During a news conference the governor says energy development can be increased in the area.“You there’s an opportunity for anywhere to 800-million to 2.2 billion barrels of oil that could be brought out of there from enhanced oil recovery. There is a forecast that we could put up to 200 million cubic feet of CO-2 a day that could be put into that formation, which is a good use of CO-2.”Mead also wants other multiple use opportunities in the Big Horn Basin such as grazing, but the governor also noted that there are areas that should be protected, to enhance fishing and hunting opportunities. In the long term, the governor says he does not favor restricting or closing access to B-L-M lands.