Public can comment on Wyo Range drilling plan

Laramie, WY – Bridger-Teton National Forest is hosting a series of public meetings on a proposal to drill for natural gas in the Wyoming Range.
Houston-based Plains Exploration and Production Co. is proposing to drill 136 gas wells from 17 well pads in the upper Hoback River drainage.
The development would be located within the area covered by the Wyoming Range Legacy Act, a new law that has put most of the mountain range off-limits to new drilling. But, this project would use leases that were sold before the law passed.
Bridger-Teton National Forest has prepared a draft environmental impact statement for the proposed drilling.
The first meeting on the plan will be held Jan. 18 at Snow King Resort in Jackson. That will be followed by a meeting at the Bondurant School Auditorium on Jan. 19 and one at the Sublette County Library in Pinedale on Jan. 20.