WPR News
6:49 am
Thu April 13, 2006

Multiple Groups Appeal B.L.M. Decision

Laramie, Wy – The Bureau of Land Management is under fire on all sides for its decision to allow more natural gas drilling in the Pinedale area.
One group is appealing to the federal government to try and ensure the B-L-M protects air quality. They say right now visibility is limited and human health is in danger.
B-L-M spokesperson Stephen Hall responding saying they're already working to prevent any deterioration of public health or quality of life.
Meanwhile, British Petroleum is also appealing this decision saying the B-L-M is imposing emission standards outside of its authority.
And other groups are appealing saying the B-L-M is not protecting habitat and wildlife.