Final decision on massive pipeline initiative in Wyoming coming down the pike
Friday, October 30, 2020
The Bureau of Land Management released a final environmental assessment for the Wyoming Pipeline Corridor Initiative, a massive project to expand the state’s pipeline infrastructure and help companies transport carbon dioxide for oil and gas development.
The final environmental impact statement reviews the potential consequences of pipeline development on sage grouse habitats, air quality, water resources, existing mineral industries and much more.
Following a public comment period and review by Wyoming’s governor, the BLM will issue a record of decision on the project. But the release of the final environmental assessment stands as a significant milestone for the project. The proposal stretches back nearly a decade, to when then-Gov. Matt Mead held office.
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