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Release Date: 08/02/13
Contacts: Lesley A. Elser    

Buffalo Field Office Presents Storm Cat Energy with Good Neighbor Award

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Buffalo Field Office presented Storm Cat Energy (USA) Operating Corporation with a "Good Neighbor Award" on Friday Aug. 2.

 Storm Cat Energy receives a "Good Neighbor Award" from the Buffalo Field Office. 
Buffalo Field Manager Duane Spencer presents a “Good Neighbor Award”
Production Manager
John Steir and Operations Manager James Hansen with Storm Cat Energy.
On Wednesday, July 24, someone illegally dumped an unknown hydrocarbon liquid on the access road to the northeast parking lot at the Welch Ranch BLM recreation area.  The liquid ran down the road and across the parking lot to within 10 feet of the Tongue River.

The Sheridan County Fire Department provided some absorbent check dams to temporarily stop the flow from reaching the river, but there was concern that they would not be strong enough to contain the run-off if it rained.

Storm Cat Energy provided the equipment and manpower to quickly install a berm between the edge of the liquid and the river, as well as provide diversion for rainwater above the dump site.  The installation kept the liquid from entering the river. The contamination was removed from the road and contained by Saturday morning.

“We want to thank Storm Cat for being a good neighbor to the BLM and the local community,” noted Buffalo Field Manager Duane Spencer.  “We appreciate their willingness to provide assistance quickly and prevent the spill from reaching the river.”

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 sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. In Fiscal Year 2015, the BLM generated $4.1 billion in receipts from activities occurring on public lands.

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Last updated: 08-02-2013