Today’s Wyo. Oil and Gas Conservation Commission hearing will consider 110 letters objecting to the plan by Aethon Energy, plus Aethon’s own justifications for the request.
Aethon says the deep Madison aquifer where it would dispose of pollutants is already tainted, is too expensive to develop for domestic use and is not needed by nearby communities.
Wyoming DEQ sets 2024 deadline for cleaner surface discharges as energy company again seeks new exemption to allow underground disposal of gas- and oilfield produced water.
State proposal, supported by agricultural interests, would also prohibit information gathered by academic institutions from being solely used to classify the health of streams, rivers and lakes.
Feds are on track to approve a 4,250-well oilfield expansion, which will boost revenues and add millions of tons of greenhouse gasses to a changing climate.