U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Pinedale Field Office
|Release Date: 08/03/09|
BLM Pinedale Seeking Public Input on the Proposed LaBarge Platform Infill Oil and Gas Project
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Pinedale Field Office is seeking public comment on EOG Resources’ proposal to drill approximately 604 natural gas wells from 454 new well pads within the LaBarge Platform field over a ten-year period.
BLM will prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) analyzing the proposed infill project, covering 218,000 acres in Sublette and Lincoln counties on both sides of the Green River. BLM will also analyze an additional 400 wells anticipated to be drilled in the project area by other companies.
The public is encouraged to submit comments from August 3 through September 16, 2009, providing an opportunity for public review and submission of pertinent information to assist BLM in the development of the Draft EIS.
Comments should be constructive and relate directly to this proposal and impending EIS. Please be as specific as possible and cite any data or other information that you believe would assist BLM in developing the most realistic range of alternative actions and the best-informed environmental impact analysis.
The BLM will be conducting open houses and accepting written comments for the EIS from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the following locations:
To be fully considered, comments must be received by September 16, 2009. Written comments may be mailed to: P.O. Box 768, Pinedale, WY. 82941; hand-delivered to the BLM Pinedale office at 1625 West Pine St., Pinedale, Wyo. 82941; emailed to: LaBarge_Platform_WYMail@blm.gov; or faxed to: 307-367-5329.
For further information about the La Barge Platform Project, please contact Lauren McKeever at (307) 367-5352, or visit the project website at http://www.blm.gov/wy/st/en/info/NEPA/pfodocs/labarge_platform.html.
Before including address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in comments, be aware that the entire comment - including personal identifying information - may be made publicly available at any time. While individuals may request that the BLM withhold personal identifying information from public review, the BLM cannot guarantee this information will be withheld. The BLM will not consider anonymous comments. All submissions from organizations and businesses, from individuals identifying themselves as representatives or officials of organizations or businesses, will be available for public inspection in their entirety.
The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. In Fiscal Year (FY) 2011, recreational and other activities on BLM-managed land contributed more than $130 billion to the U.S. economy and supported more than 600,000 American jobs. The Bureau is also one of a handful of agencies that collects more revenue than it spends. In FY 2012, nearly $5.7 billion will be generated on lands managed by the BLM, which operates on a $1.1 billion budget. The BLM's multiple-use mission is to sustain the health and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. The Bureau accomplishes this by managing such activities as outdoor recreation, livestock grazing, mineral development, and energy production, and by conserving natural, historical, cultural, and other resources on public lands.
Pinedale Field Office 1625 West Pine Street Pinedale, WY 82941
|Last updated: 01-11-2011|
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