Laramie, Wy – A proposed blasting and mineral development project proposed for the Beartooth Mountains has some residents of Clark upset. Negative environmental, wildlife and public impacts are all listed by the Clark Resource Council as reasons they oppose the project. Windsor Wyoming wants to conduct several underground seismic tests to locate mineral deposits in the area in extreme northern Park County. The Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management are both reviewing the project, but Clark Resource Council Member Deb Thomas contends that the proposal violates state rules for mineral extraction in sensitive areas. She is very concerned about potential long term impacts if the project goes forward..
Clark notes that public comment on an Environmental assessment will be taken until June 13th. They have established a website to provide input. The B-L-M says they may consider changes or a full-blown Environmental Impact Statement; if possible impacts can be documented.