Existing flows of polluted water run afoul of federal, state statutes, groups say as they call for a Wyoming investigation.
Wyoming Outdoor Council
Big Horn County, the town of Thermopolis and a conservation district want the DEQ to explain to their communities its plan to allow discharges of pollutants into Boysen Reservoir and give them time to respond.
DEQ would let millions of gallons of tainted water flow into reservoir above the Wind River Canyon, but the agency says water quality will be preserved.
Gov. Gordon declines to intervene, despite pleas from conservation groups, saying existing protections in world’s densest grouse habitat are adequate.
Critics say Interior Department leader’s actions contradict statements he made Saturday in Grand Teton National Park.