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BLM opens public scoping for CO2 pipeline and enhanced oil recovery projec

Public meeting scheduled for October 25 in Ekalaka

 

October 13, 2017



The Bureau of Land Management has opened a public scoping period for an environmental assessment that will address two plans of development submitted by Denbury Resources, Inc., to conduct an enhanced oil recovery project in the Cedar Creek Anticline and install a 110-mile 20-inch pipeline from the Bell Creek Oil Field to the Cedar Creek Anticline Oil Field within the Miles City Field Office.

The 30-day comment period will end on Nov. 3, 2017.

The Trump administration’s America First Energy Plan is an all-of-the-above strategy that supports working landscapes across the West. Secretary Ryan Zinke is committed to facilitating opportunities for responsible energy development that creates jobs and helps local communities grow.

A public meeting is scheduled to provide information and gather comments and will be held on Oct. 25, 2017 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in Ekalaka at the Carter County Events Center located at 209 Speelmon St. West.

The environmental assessment will address the potential impacts of the two proposals. Project details and maps are available on the BLM e-Planning website at: https://eplanning.blm.gov by conducting a “Text Search” for the project NEPA number DOI-BLM-MT-C020-2017-0081-EA.

This public scoping process is intended to solicit input on issues, impacts and potential alternatives that the BLM will address in an upcoming NEPA document. The public is welcome to contribute comments regarding these proposals by one of the following methods:

Electronic: BLM e-Planning website at: https://eplanning.blm.gov

• Search for NEPA number DOI-BLM-MT-C020-2017-0081-EA

• Click “Documents” on left column

• Click “Comment on Document”

Mail: Miles City Field Office, Attention: Irma Nansel, 111 Garryowen Road, Miles City, MT 59301-7000

Those who provide comments are advised that before including their address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information, they should be aware that the entire comment – including the personal identifying information – may be made publicly available at any time. While those commenting can ask in their comments to withhold personal identifying information from public review, the BLM cannot guarantee that they will be able to do so.

For more information, contact the BLM Miles City Field Office at (406) 233-2800.

 

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