Meeting about reclaiming wells set for Gillette
Representatives of Governor Matt Mead’s Office and several other state agencies will meet with interested members of the public about the plan for reclaiming and capping orphaned CBM wells. The meeting will take place on April 2, 2014, at Gillette College’s Presentation Hall, Room 120 from 6–9 p.m.
“State agencies are working diligently to coordinate plugging of abandoned wells and reclamation efforts to minimize disturbance to landowners,” Governor Mead said. “Plugging abandoned wells and reclaiming the sites are necessary to safeguard our land, water and wildlife. I thank the Legislature for authorizing the use of an additional $3 million from conservation tax revenue for these purposes.”
The Governor’s draft plan for the abandoned wells is available here.
Many livestock producers are utilizing stockpiled pasture, hay regrowth and warm- or cool-season annuals to extend the grazing season this fall.