Tourism Industry Opposes B-T Drilling

Cody, Wy – Tourism leaders have joined the long list of those opposing increased natural gas development in the Bridger Teton National Forest. The Wyoming tourism board registered its opposition to proposals to drill new natural gas wells in the bridger teton national forest. Board chief Gene Bryan urged the forest supervisor to prohibit drilling in the Wyoming Range in order to preserve the tourist destinations his organization markets. Bryan says the board does not oppose energy development and benefits from the revenues it brings in. But the level of development concerns him.