WPR News
10:57 am
Fri July 30, 2004

Conservationists and Energy Company Compromise

Laramie, Wy – Several conservation groups announced they have agreed to drop their lawsuit against an energy company. This comes after the Wyoming based groups and Bill Barrett Corporation reached a compromise on how development of natural gas wells should proceed.
Bill Barrett Corporation's Duane Zavadil says they sought out the conservationists to try and negotiate and he's glad they did because it much more productive to come to an agreement than to go to court.
Zavadil says he was pleasantly surprised at the willingness of conservation groups to compromise.
The settlement is over a coalbed methane project on the Thunder Basin National Grassland.