January – February 2018 Volume 46, Number 1
Powder River members, affiliate Cheyenne Area Landowners Coalition (CALC), and the communities of Durham Estates and Triple Crown, protested three waste water injection wells in Laramie County late last year. After a hearing was scheduled to hear Powder River’s protest on one of the wells – the Pole Creek 148-25H – EOG Resources withdrew the application. The well would have injected roughly 25,000 barrels of toxic waste water per day into the Sussex Aquifer which is currently a potential drinking water source.
The Cheyenne area is a growing region and will eventually need to look to other water resources and protecting the Sussex aquifer ensures that we will someday have options. Studies have also shown that injection wells often leak, threatening the nearby domestic water wells.
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