U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Rock Springs Field Office
|Release Date: 05/27/09|
Rock Springs BLM Seeks Comments on Desolation Road Exploratory Gas Wells
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Rock Springs Field Office is seeking public comments on the Desolation Road exploratory gas well proposed by Samson Resources Company in Monument Valley Special Management Area. This site is approximately 3 miles north of Adobe Town Wilderness Study Area (WSA) boundary. This location is not within the WSA. The WSA is off limits to drilling.
Samson Resources Company has filed a Notice of Staking (NOS), for a wildcat (exploratory) well located on public lands within Sweetwater County, Wyoming. The well and associated roads are located in Township 16 N., Range 96 W., section 28, 27, 26, 25 on Federal Lands. This Scoping Notice is the beginning of the environmental analysis process to fulfill requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act.
There is a second well not part of any federal action since it is located in Township 16 N., Range 96 W, section 21 on Fee Lands.
The scoping notice can be found at: www.blm.gov/wy/st/en/info/NEPA/rsfodocs/DesolationRoadGas.html
If you are interested in participating in the process and have concerns, issues, or alternatives you would like addressed, please send written comments to the address listed below by June 15, 2009. When providing comments on this gas well proposal, the writer's name and address may become part of the public record.
Comments may also be submitted electronically to: Rock_Springs_Wymail@blm.gov . E-mailed comments must include "Desolation Road Unit" in the subject line.
For more information, e-mail or call Samantha Thurston at (307) 352-0237. If you would like to receive a copy of the environmental document, please contact the BLM.
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.
Rock Springs Field Office 280 Highway 191 North Rock Springs, Wyoming 82901
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