No Sneak Peek for Company, EPA, at Wyoming Reports

By Associated Press – 25 July ’14

Wyoming officials no longer plan to allow an energy company to preview two draft reports on possible causes of groundwater pollution in the Pavillion area before allowing the public to see those documents.

Responding to a public records request filed by The Associated Press, the Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission says it has decided to release the reports simultaneously to the public, Encana and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

The state then will take comments on the reports for 30 days.

Wyoming officials initially planned to let Encana and the EPA suggest changes before finalizing the reports and releasing them publicly.

Now, officials plan to release a draft report on local gas wells in mid-August. There is no current timetable for releasing a draft report on petroleum industry waste pits.