Northern Arapaho Business Council Against Moneta Divide Oil Field Expansion
Written by jordanmckamey on July 30, 2019
An American Indian tribe opposes a company’s plan to dump oilfield wastewater upstream of a river in central Wyoming, saying the pollution could hurt business for fishing and rafting guides.
Dallas-based Aethon Energy plans to put over 8 million gallons of polluted water from the Moneta Divide oil and gas field into two creeks feeding the Wind River and Boysen Reservoir.
The Northern Arapaho Business Council wrote in a recent letter to state regulators–quote–“Maintaining the environmental quality of these resources for current and future generations is essential.” End quote.
The Casper Star-Tribune reports the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality is reviewing public comments on the plan– which also has raised U.S. Environmental Protection Agency concerns.
The state agency has received some 450 comments on the proposal and will need some time to review them all.