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03.07.11 Wyoming Range - STOP THE DRILLING

By Chris D. 4 comments


A couple weeks ago I spent a night at Jackson Fork Ranch, located next to the Wyoming Range the Hoback River. Goes without saying, but this area is a beautiful, beautiful, untouched example of pristine Wyoming wilderness.

Very regretfully, there are active plans to drill 136 natural gas wells adjacent to this property, in the Upper Hoback Basin, south of Jackson. This project, called the Eagle Prospect and Noble Basin Master Development Plan (MDP), calls for 29 miles of new or upgraded roads, 17 well pads and 136 natural gas wells in the middle of a currently pristine sections of Bridger-Teton National Forest. The project will also include pipelines, compressor stations, industrial water wells, truck staging areas and other industrial features.


This is the LAST week that the public has an opportunity to comment on this plan. Comments MUST be submitted by FRIDAY, MARCH 11 to be considered. Join us in stopping this project:

Get your comment letter or email into the Forest Service by MARCH 11. 


Sample letter short (MS Word)

Sample letter short (PDF)

Sample letter (MS Word)

Sample letter (PDF)

Sample email (MS Word)

Sample email (PDF)

Mail To:

Supervisor Jacqueline Buchanan
Bridger-Teton National Forest
PO Box 1888
Jackson, WY  83001

Email to:

Consider sending a copy of your letter to Gov. Matt Mead. Contact info here.

It helps to add in some of your own words. 



4 comments Comments are closed.

  • Audrey said on March 7, 2011 at 4:44 PM

    It is scary to think about all of the fracking that is going on across the US> If you want to learn more about it and its effects, watch "Gasland". It is a very powerful documentary that actually left me feeling upset.

  • Chris D. said on March 7, 2011 at 4:59 PM

    Thanks Audrey - I'll definitely check it out. (and yes, it is very upsetting. Especially after visiting this area personally)

  • rachel. said on March 8, 2011 at 12:38 PM

    thanks so much for sharing this, chris!

    and for making it so accessible for our community to speak up.


  • Cat said on March 9, 2011 at 12:31 PM

    THANK YOU for sharing this news, sharing the letter template, and all the contact info...