BLM seeks public input on proposed oil, gas well in San Juan County
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The Bureau of Land Management seeks public input on a proposal from Wesco Operating, Inc. to drill an oil and gas well in northern San Juan County.

The proposed well pad is located on public lands approximately 1.7 miles southeast of Looking Glass Rock. The company proposes to access the 5.5-acre well-site via U.S. Route 191 and county-maintained Route 179, which crosses private lands through the Wilson Arch community.

“The BLM is committed to sustainable development of energy and natural resources,” said a statement from the agency. The Moab Field Office is in the initial stages of the environmental review process for this project and seeks information from the public to help identify issues, develop alternatives, and guide the analysis for a well-informed decision.

Additional information, including a map, is available for review on the BLM’s ePlanning website: https://go.usa.gov/xPnyA. Input may be submitted the following ways: Online via the ePlanning website, select the “Comment on Document” button or via mail to the BLM, attention: Douglas Rowles, 82 East Dogwood, Moab, UT 84532.

Public input will be accepted through Nov. 14. Comments regarding concerns or issues, additional facts or information, or specifically addressing the proposal are most helpful. Public comments, including personal identifying information, might be made publicly available.

For additional information about the project proposal, contact Rowles, natural resource specialist, at 435-259-2100. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf may call the Federal Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339 to leave a message or question. The FRS is available around the clock. Replies are provided during normal business hours.


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