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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Lander Field Office
 
Release Date: 01/24/12
Contacts: Sarah Beckwith, 307/347-5207    
  Stuart Cerovski, 307/332-8400    

BLM Issues Decision on Exploratory Well North of Dubois


The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Lander Field Office announces that a finding of no significant impact (FONSI) and a decision record (DR) have been signed for an exploratory oil and gas well and associated facilities in the Brent Creek Area, ten miles north of Dubois, Wyo.

The Scott #2 Well, proposed by Hudson Group LLC (Hudson), will be located on an existing lease on surface land administered by the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) Shoshone National Forest and mineral estate administered by the BLM. The BLM and the USFS have worked cooperatively throughout the process.

Hudson’s surface use plan of operations has been approved by the USFS and their mitigation measures have been incorporated into the BLM conditions of approval for Hudson’s application for permit to drill.

The FONSI and DR are available on the BLM website at www.blm.gov/wy/st/en/info/NEPA/documents/lfo/ScottWell.html.

The joint USFS-BLM analysis of the impacts associated with the proposed well can be found on the USFS website at www.fs.fed.us/nepa/fs-usda-pop.php/?project=30027.

For more information, please contact the Lander Field Office at 307-332-8400.



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. The BLM's mission is to manage and conserve the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations under our mandate of multiple-use and sustained yield. In Fiscal Year 2013, the BLM generated $4.7 billion in receipts from public lands.
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Last updated: 01-24-2012