Take Action to Protect Wild Horses In Wyoming From Massive Industrialization of Public Lands
The Bureau of Land Management is accepting public comments on its plan to increase natural gas drilling on public lands in Wyoming by as much as 12 trillion cubic feet of natural gas.
The Continental Divide-Creston Natural Gas Drilling Project involves more than 20 companies, led by BP American Production. If approved, the expansion could add about 9,000 wells on just over 6,100 well pads in a 1.1 million-square-mile area stretching from 25 miles west of Rawlins to 50 miles east of Rock Springs. The majority of the land is federally owned. The project will directly impact two wild horse Herd Management Areas (HMAs): 119,600 acres of the 251,000 acre Lost Creek HMA in the northwest corner, and 5,826 acres of the 472,812-acre Adobe Town HMA along the southwest perimeter west of Baggs, Wyoming. In addition to the project further industrializing public lands and wild horse habitat within the Lost Creek and Adobe Town HMAs, the project area would further industrialize public lands immediately adjacent to the Salt Wells Creek HMA and the Divide Basin HMA.
Please submit your comments to BLM by March 6. Encourage BLM to choose an Alternative that minimizes impacts of the proposed development to wild horses.