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Fortification Creek ruling not expected for a year

GILLETTE — Three conservation groups suing over a plan to open the Fortification Creek area to coal-bed methane development expect to wait about a year for a ruling.

The Bureau of Land Management has approved three projects there but drilling hasn't started because low natural gas prices don't make it economical.

The Wyoming Outdoor Council of Lander, the Powder River Basin Resource Council of Sheridan and the National Wildfire Federation filed a lawsuit in June.

Read full text: Wyoming Trib

Date: 
Thursday, November 1, 2012