The Wyoming Oil and Gas Supervisor Tom Doll has resigned.
Doll recently apologized for saying greed is motivating people in the Pavillion area who blame hydraulic fracturing for polluting the groundwater around the small central Wyoming community.
The remark was made at a meeting of regulators in Vancouver. Renny MacKay, a spokesman for Governor Mead said that Doll’s remarks didn’t reflect the view of the Matt Mead administration.
Doll later called his comments inappropriate and inconsiderate. Doll did not comment on his resignation, but Governor Mead said in a statement that he appreciated Doll’s depth of knowledge on oil and gas issues and that he will immediately begin the process of finding a new supervisor.