Thank the BTNF for Protecting the Wyoming Range from Drilling!
Action needed by 22, 2010
Thank the Forest Service for keeping drilling out of the Wyoming Range!
Recently, the Bridger-Teton National Forest (BTNF) released the Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for 44,720 acres of land offered for oil and gas leasing in the Wyoming Range. These 44,720 acres are inside the geographic area that was permanently withdrawn from oil and gas leasing by the Wyoming Range Legacy Act, passed by the U.S. Congress in 2009.
Sierra Club applauds the BTNFs decision to select the preferred no action or no leasing alternative. These acres are the eastern gateway to the Wyoming Range, containing prime moose, deer and elk habitat, blue-ribbon fisheries and unlimited recreational opportunities. In selecting the no action alternative, the BTNF acknowledged the incredible wildlife and recreation values of the area.
A broad coalition of hunters, anglers, ranchers, elected officials, labor unions, tourism groups, recreational users, homeowners, conservationists and many other concerned citizens worked tirelessly to see that Congress passed the Wyoming Range Legacy Act and to preserve the Wyoming Range for future generations.
Send a comment like the one below to Supervisor Hamilton today!
Dear Supervisor Hamilton:
I am writing to express my sincere thanks to the Bridger-Teton National Forest for selecting the No Action alternative on the Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for Oil and Gas Leasing in the Wyoming Range. The people of Wyoming have made it clear that they value the wildlife and recreation of the Wyoming Range too much to spoil it with drilling. I support the No Action alternative because:
The decision would eliminate oil and gas drilling from the Wyoming Range, Wyomings namesake mountains, preserving it for future generations.
Please keep drilling out of the Wyoming Range. THANK YOU!
(Be sure to include your first and last name, city and state.)
Carole Kniffy Hamilton
Copyright Sierra Club Wyoming Chapter.