Pinedale Anticline Working Group
The Pinedale Anticline Working Group is chartered under the Federal Advisory Committee Act. Ten members are appointed by the Secretary of the Interior to develop recommendations and provide advice to the BLM on matters pertaining to oil and gas development in the Pinedale Anticline Project Area.
At its October 25, 2012 meeting, a majority of the PAWG voted to allow its charter to expire. The motion passed after extensive discussion regarding declining public involvement, the dearth of nominations for vacancies, the depth and frequency of information presented at other meetings, the diminishing need for advice given the status of the ROD’s implementation as well as PAPA activity, non-local PAWG membership, and the establishment of the Wyoming Resource Advisory Council.
On January 29, 2013, the BLM Director concurred with the decision to inactivate the PAWG. The group is now administratively inactive until the current charter expires in August 2014.