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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Lander Field Office
 
Release Date: 03/07/13
Contacts: Peggy Truman    
  307-347-5212    
  ptruman@blm.gov    

BLM to Host Cooperating Agency Meeting for the Moneta Divide Natural Gas and Oil Development Project EIS in Casper, Wyoming


The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is hosting a Cooperating Agency Meeting at the Wolcott Galleria in Casper, Wyo. on March 14, 2013 for the Moneta Divide Natural Gas and Oil Development Project Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).

The proponents, Encana Oil & Gas (USA) Inc. and Burlington Resources Oil & Gas Company LP, propose to develop approximately 4,250 natural gas and oil wells in the Moneta Divide Project area located in Fremont and Natrona counties. The project area encompasses approximately 265,000 acres of land, of which 169,500 acres are public lands administered by the BLM’s Lander and Casper Field Offices. The southern portion of a proposed gas/power corridor associated with the project is located on public lands in Sweetwater County which is administered by BLM’s Rawlins Field Office. The balance of the development project area consists of state and private lands. In addition, BLM’s authorization of this proposed project may require an amendment to the 2007 Casper Resource Management Plan. 

This is the first cooperating agency meeting for the Moneta Divide Project. The project proponents will describe the proposed plan of development and answer the cooperating agencies’ questions. While these meetings are for cooperating agencies, the meeting is open to the general public. Members of the public are invited to attend the meeting and listen to the discussion from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. 

Additional information about the project can be found on the project website at: www.blm.gov/wy/st/en/info/NEPA/documents/lfo/moneta-divide.html.

For  more information, please contact BLM Project Manager, Chris Krassin, 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: 03-26-2013