Three public meetings on Eagle Prospect & Noble Basin Master Development Plan in January
In Jackson, Bondurant and Pinedale
by Bridger-Teton National Forest
January 7, 2011
The Bridger-Teton National Forest will host public meetings on the oil and gas leasing proposal in the Noble Basin area located in Sublette County, Wyoming in the Hoback Basin of the Wyoming Range. The Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the proposed Master Development Plan for Plains Exploration and Production Company (PXP) was made available to the public in December 2010.
A public meeting will be held in Jackson, Wyoming at Snow King Resort on January 18, 2011 from 7:00 – 9:00pm.
In Bondurant, Wyoming, at the Bondurant School Auditorium, the Forest will hold a public meeting from 7:00 – 9:00 pm on January 19, 2011.
An additional meeting will be offered at the Sublette County Library in Pinedale, Wyoming on January 20, 2011, also from 7:00 – 9:00pm.
The meetings will consist of an open house forum where information on the DEIS will be available. Representatives from the Forest Service and from PXP will be present to answer questions. All members of the public, Federal, State and local agencies, Tribes, and other interested parties are invited to attend.
The Bridger-Teton National Forest, in cooperation with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the State of Wyoming, have prepare a DEIS that analyzes the potential impacts of an exploration and production plan submitted for federal oil and gas leases in the Eagle Prospect and Noble basin areas. The Forest Service has identified Alternative C as the preferred alternative.
A 90-day comment period has opened to gather public comments on the DEIS which runs from Friday, December 10, 2010 through March 10, 2011. Electronic comments must be submitted in a format such as an email message, plain text (.txt), rich text format (.rtf), or Word (.doc) to:
firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line "Eagle Prospect and Noble Basin MDP DEIS"
A copy of the Draft EIS is available on the Bridger-Teton website at www.fs.fed.us/r4/btnf/projects.