Draft EIS for 4,250-well project that anticipates $198 million a year in tax revenue is linked to Wyoming’s plan for discharging treated and tainted water into Boysen Reservoir.
Thermopolis mayor, whose town drinks from the Bighorn River, also wants to know what’s currently in the water.
Laws put responsibility for analysing impacts of projects on federal lands in federal hands, those who know the process say.
Agency alleges Maverick Inc. overfilled its buried unleaded tanks in Lander, resulting in a release of fuel into the river.
Nine days following the discovery of gasoline seeping into the Middle Fork of the Popo Agie River in Lander responders are still trying to stem the flow.