Rice University Team Studies Pinedale Drilling

Laramie, WY – Some students and a professor from Rice University in Texas want to learn the truth about gas development in Sublette county. Doctor Marc Epstein and two students are doing a study on the impacts of natural gas drilling. Epstein hopes they can provide independent research to companies, the government and conservation groups to aid in decision-making. He says it's been clear from his telephone and on-site interviews that not enough information is known to make good decisions. Epstein says they are doing interviews, surveys and collecting facts about local wildlife populations. He says the results of the study will be made public sometime this Fall.