Bridger-Teton National Forest seeks comments on True Oil exploration proposal
2 Exploratory wells and a 65,000 gallon fresh-water reservoir in the Lander Peak-South Cottonwood Creek area
by Bridger-Teton National Forest
March 21, 2012
The Bridger-Teton National Forest is seeking public comments on an exploration proposal approximately 22-miles northwest of Big Piney in Sublette County, Wyoming.
True Oil, LLC (True), is proposing to drill two wells from two well pads (one well on each well pad). One is from an existing well pad that would need to be expanded; the other is from an area that has been reclaimed and would need to be reconstructed. A third well pad (existing) would be expanded to hold a 65,000-barrel freshwater reservoir for drilling and completion.
Before the Bridger-Teton begins its Environmental Assessment of this proposal, the Forest is gathering any concerns or comments from the public. The Environmental Assessment will also be made available for public review and comment once it is drafted. The scoping notice is the first formal opportunity to respond to the proposed action. The scoping process will assist the Bridger-Teton in identifying specific issues to be addressed related to the purpose and need and the scope of the decision.
Written comments will be most helpful if received by April 16, 2012 and should be sent to Eric J. Winthers, Acting District Ranger, Big Piney Ranger District, Bridger-Teton National Forest, P.O. Box 218, Big Piney, WY 83113. Comments may also be submitted via email at firstname.lastname@example.org (subject line should read "Lander Peak Exploration Project").
Copies of True’s Exploration Proposal are available for review at the Forest Service Big Piney Ranger District Office. Digital copies of True’s proposal and a project map are available at http://www.fs.usda.gov/goto/btnf/projects.
For more information, contact Eric Winthers or Anita DeLong at 307-276-5800. Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you can request that your personal identifying information be withheld from public review, the Forest Service cannot provide that guarantee.