Expert Larry C. Munn's Final EIS Comments

Comments on Wyoming Powder River Basin FEIS

My name is Larry C. Munn and I am a Professor of Soil Science in the Department of Renewable Resources at the University of Wyoming. I have worked with Wyoming soils, landscapes and agriculture since coming to UW in 1981; prior to that I was employed at MontanaStateUniversity as a research scientist. I received my Ph.D. in Soil Science from MontanaStateUniversity in 1977. For the past several years, as part of my responsibilities to the University, I have developed an outreach program to help farmers, ranchers and other Wyoming citizens deal with the impacts of coal bed methane development. In response to a request by the Wyoming Outdoor Council, I have evaluated the Bureau of Land Management's Final Environmental Impact Statement and Proposed Plan for the Powder River Basin Oil and Gas Project. I have identified a number of concerns with this EIS document, which I will address below.