Red Desert Project Challenged In Court

Laramie, WY – A project to explore for oil and gas in Wyoming's Red Desert has prompted conservation groups to file a legal challenge in federal court in Washington, D.C. Patricia Dowd of the Wyoming Chapter of the Sierra Club says the Bureau of Land Management proposed allowing the use of 62 thousand pound seismic "thumper trucks" to search for oil and gas. Dowd says there are lower impact methods that could be used to protect the Red Lake Dunes fragile landscape.