Cheyenne, Wyoming –
Because he thinks the company is attempting to make drilling painless, the Governor has decided to endorse Questar's plan for year round drilling in the Pinedale Anticline. Governor Dave Freudenthal says his support is contingent on the company trying to reduce the impact of development on residents and wildlife. But their plan gives him hope, so he wrote the Bureau of Land management offering his support.
Freudenthal is encouraged that the company will try directional drilling, which could reduce the company's development footprint to nine percent of the area they are authorized to drill in. But the Governor also wants the company to consider more habitat improvements and similar considerations. But Freudenthal is hopeful this could be a model for future development.