Sunday, June 17, 2007

Stop the Gas Wells in Wyoming

From the NRDC:

The Bush administration wants to drill more than 7,800 new gas wells in Wyoming's Upper Green River Valley, an irreplaceable
winter range for 100,000 mule deer, pronghorn, moose and elk.

NRDC activists sent thousands of messages earlier this year protesting a separate proposal to expand gas drilling in this
spectacular region. Now, the Bush administration is pushing a long-term management plan for the Upper Green River Valley that
would almost triple the number of oil and gas wells currently in place, and we must respond with an even bigger outcry.

Please go to http://www.savebiogems.org/yellowstone/takeaction and tell the Bureau of Land Management to develop a management
plan for the Upper Green River Valley that safeguards the region's extraordinary wildlife and other natural values.

Nestled between the Wind River, Gros Ventre and Wyoming ranges, the 1.2 million-acre Upper Green River Valley is the largest
expanse of publicly owned winter wildlife habitat in Greater Yellowstone.

Each year, pronghorn travel up to 160 miles between Grand Teton National Park and Wyoming's Red Desert to forage on the region's
sagebrush steppes and valley bottoms laced with willow and cottonwoods.

Expanding drilling in this area would scar the landscape with roads, pipelines and transmission lines, harm crucial wildlife
habitat, and could pollute the fisheries of the Green and New Fork rivers.

Go to http://www.savebiogems.org/yellowstone/takeaction and tell the Bush administration to protect the outstanding wild
ranges of the Upper Green River Valley from gas drilling.

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