Upper Green River Future Development

Pinedale, WY – Wyoming coservationists, landowners, hunters, anglers, and members of industry gathered in Pinedale this weekend to voice concerns about oil and gas development in the Upper Green River Valley. Governor Freudenthal spoke before the standing room only audience. He says pressure from the federal government impacts the pace of development, despite local concern. Even divergent members of the crowd were in consensus. Though all agree energy development in Wyoming is necessary, they hope it's done in a way that's responsible and sensitive to the local environment. Almost 300 people were at the event in Pinedale. Industry and state agency representatives present at the conference say they are currently using mitigation to lessen the impacts of drilling.