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By Tracie Mitchell
Staff Writer 

Residents frustrated after gas field discharge informational meeting

This is the first of a three part series. Next week’s article will cover the environmental concerns.


May 30, 2019

THERMOPOLIS – Well over 100 concerned citizens attended the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (WDEQ) meeting about the proposed Moneta Divide Gas Field discharge permit Tuesday, May 21, in the Hot Springs County High School auditorium, with many leaving unsatisfied with the few answers that were given.

The meeting was to receive public comment and provide information regarding to the renewal of WDEQES permit WY0002062 to expand the discharge of produced water from the Moneta Divide Gas Field operated by Aethon Energy. The discharged water is the cause for concern for Thermopoli...

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