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.
BLM approves Moneta Divide gas- and oilfield but leaves to state regulators vexing questions about how to dispose of millions of gallons of tainted water.
Energy company says federal law prohibits employees from rescuing birds that land in tainted ponds at gas field.
Critics pick apart the science behind Aethon’s proposal to discharge millions of gallons, tons of solids, into creeks above Boysen Reservoir.
The Department of Environmental Quality has told QEP Resources, Inc. of its options to clean up the spill, which was discovered Oct. 26.