ACTION ALERT!!! BLM releases GASCO Draft Environmental Impact Statement

Oct 07, 2010

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has released the Draft
Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Gasco Drilling Project.
As you recall, the Bill Barret Corporation (BBC) Drilling Project
(600+ wells) is on the Tavaputs Plateau south of Nine Mile Canyon. The
Gasco Project is north of Nine Mile and quite extensive - 1,491 wells
proposed, 100 drilled per year, on 206,826 acres. You can find the
Gasco EIS at:

http://www.blm.gov/ut/st/en/fo/vernal/planning/nepa_/gasco_energy_eis.htm
or http://www.blm.gov/ut/st/en/fo/vernal/planning.html

Written comments are due November 15, 2010.

There will be three Public Meetings where you can ask for information:

- Tuesday Oct. 26, 6-8 p.m.
College of Eastern Utah
Jennifer Leavitt Student Center
451 E. 400 North
Price, UT 84501

- Wednesday, Oct. 27, 6-8 p.m.
Duchesne County Building
Commissioners Chambers
734 N. Center Street
Duchesne, UT 84021

- Thursday, Oct. 28, 6-8 p.m.
Western Park
Conference Room #2
302 E. 200 South
Vernal UT 84078

The Board of the Nine Mile Canyon Coalition urges you to look closely
at this DEIS and write your comments. (The Board would appreciate a
copy of your comments at the address below.) We also encourage you to
attend one of the Public Meetings and ask your questions, whether
about archaeology, wildlife, air, water, dust or any area you value,
are interested in, or have expetise in.

Thank you for your active support.


 

Contact Us

Mailing Address:
PO Box 402
Price, Utah 84501
Email Address:
Nine Mile Canyon Coalition Board Chair
Dr. Deanne Matheny