CASPER, Wyo. — A “Wyoming Pipeline Corridor Initiative” seeks to designate 2,000 miles of oil pipeline corridor across both private and public land.
About 1,150 miles of those corridors would be located on Bureau of Land Management land.
“The WPCI project would designate a statewide pipeline corridor network for future development of pipelines associated with carbon capture, utilization and storage, as well as pipelines and facilities associated with enhanced oil recovery,” BLM Wyoming said on Friday, Nov. 15. “The project will not authorize any new pipelines or construction, but will amend several BLM Resource Management Plans across the state to make future analysis of project specific proposals more efficient.”
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A “public scoping period” for the proposal has been opened by BLM Wyoming.
Information on the corridor proposal can be found at the following websites:
“Public scoping comments can be submitted through the BLM’s WPCI ePlanning project webpage at https://go.usa.gov/xpCMr or at upcoming public meetings that will be announced at a later date.” the release adds. “Comments must be received by December 16, 2019.”