WPR News
10:48 am
Tue June 22, 2004

BLM To Use Best Management Practices

Cheyenne, Wy – Look for the Bureau of Land management to start using Best Management Practices in Wyoming oil and gas drilling operations. Interior Department Assistant Secretary Rebecca Watson told a minerals audience in Cheyenne that the new policy initiative is to ask B-L-M offices to consider best management practices in all Applications for Permits to Drill.
Watson says they believe this will reduce conflicts with landowners, disturbances with wildlife and other negative impacts. However, Watson says the best management practices will be encouraged but not mandatory, because they don't want to limit flexibility.