Draft ERG Socioeconomic Impact Study released
Comment period open until December 7, 2007
November 7, 2007
The Socioeconomic Impact Study for Sublette County that is being conducted by Ecosystem Research Group (Missoula, MT) has just been released in draft form.
A PDF of the document can be download from http://www.ecosystemrg.com/sublette.html. It is also available here: http://www.sublette-se.org/files/ERG_Draft_Sublette_Report.pdf (104 pages, 1286K)
Paper copies will be available at the Sublette County Clerk's Office at the Sublette County Courthouse in Pinedale upon request.
The Draft document has been opened up for a 30 day comment period that will end Friday December 7th at 5:00 pm. ERG is seeking comments to help make the report as strong and as accurate as possible. Comments will be collected and analyzed and a Final Document will be produced.
ERG is accepting all comments on the matter. Comments can be made directly through an online form at the Ecosystem Research Group website at www.ecosystemrg.com/sublette/sublette_comm.html or by visiting www.ecosystemrg.com and clicking on "Project Websites". Comments can also be sent in by email or mail to:
Ecosystem Research Group
PO Box 8214
Missoula, MT 59807
ABOUT THE STUDY:
ERG conducted a socioeconomic impact study for the Sublette County, Wyoming Commissioners to study estimated effects of oil and gas drilling on the local economy over the 20-year life of the BLM's Resource Management Plan and beyond.
Sublette County has experienced dramatic population growth and changes as development began about seven years ago on two of the largest on-shore natural gas fields in the United States.
The study includes budgetary analysis across municipalities throughout the county, employment and population projections, analysis on the existing impacted environment including impacts to traffic, inflation, school enrollment, water and sewer services, costs of living, court cases, crime, social and medical services, local culture, and much more.
If you have questions, please contact ERG at the phone number and email above, or contact Jeffrey Jacquet at 307-231-2472 or email@example.com.