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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Casper Field Office
 
Release Date: 05/23/14
Contacts: Lesley A. Elser    
  307-261-7603    

Casper Field Office Announces Public Meetings for Converse County Oil and Gas Project


The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Casper Field Office and the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) Douglas Ranger District are seeking public comment on a proposed oil and natural gas development project in Converse County, Wyoming.  The BLM published a notice of intent to prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) in the Federal Register on May 16, 2014, which opens a 45-day public scoping period.

The BLM is hosting three public meetings to seek input on the Converse County Oil and Gas Project. In addition, the BLM and USFS are initiating the Section 106 process for the National Historic Preservation Act.

The project consists of drilling up to 5,000 new oil and gas wells on 1,500 well pads over a 10-year period. The BLM is preparing an environmental impact statement to analyze the impacts associated with the project.

You are invited to attend one of the following public scoping meetings to learn more about the proposed project and to provide your written comments:

Tuesday, June 10, 2014
   Clarion Inn
   1450 Riverbend Drive
   Douglas, WY

Wednesday, June 11, 2014
   Best Western Ramkota Hotel
   800 N. Poplar
   Casper, WY

Thursday, June 12, 2014
   Glenrock Recreation Center
   412 S 4th St.
   Glenrock, WY

All meetings will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. with a presentation being given at 6 p.m.

Your involvement is important. We hope you will attend and provide your comments on the proposed project. You can view the proposed project details on the BLM’s website at: http://www.blm.gov/wy/st/en/info/NEPA/documents/cfo/Converse_County_Oil_and_Gas.html

For more information, contact Mike Robinson at 307-261-7520.



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: 05-23-2014