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Rapid Oil Expansion Planned for Wyoming Under New Interior Plan

July 31, 2020, 7:15 PM

Central Wyoming is slated to become an expansion zone for the oil and gas industry under an Interior Department plan, which eschews some wildlife conservation and reductions in greenhouse gas emissions.

Interior’s Bureau of Land Management on Friday released its final environmental review for the Converse County Oil and Gas Project, slated for a 1.5 million-acre region of public and private land east of Casper, Wyo. The plan, proposed in 2014, would develop public lands in addition to private lands that exist atop oil and gas deposits owned by the federal government.

The land bureau manages all federally-owned onshore...

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