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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Worland Field Office
 
Release Date: 10/19/12
Contacts: Sarah Beckwith    
  307-347-5207    

BLM Worland Issues Decision for Hot Springs County Bentonite Project


The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Worland Field Office announces that a finding of no significant impact (FONSI) and a decision record (DR) have been signed for a bentonite mining project in Hot Springs County, Wyo.

Wyo-Ben, Inc. plans to conduct new bentonite mining and concurrent reclamation on public land in the Meeteetse Draw area located north of Thermopolis. The plan consists of mining 10 to 15 acres per year for an estimated 10-20 years.

The FONSI, DR and information about filing an appeal are available at: www.blm.gov/wy/st/en/info/NEPA/documents/wfo/wyo-ben-projects.html.

For more information, please contact BLM Planning and Environmental Coordinator Holly Elliott at 307-347-5100 or helliott@blm.gov.



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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Worland Field Office   101 South 23rd      Worland, WY 82401  

Last updated: 10-19-2012