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Pacific Standard Magazine | August 7, 2012 : Problems Loom for Pronghorn and Winter Range in the Upper Green
"We’re seeing the beginnings of problems for the pronghorn and the winter range,” says Renee Seidler of the Wildlife Conservation Society, describing a trajectory already seen among the region’s mule deer. If the gas fields were static, she adds, the pronghorn would likely adapt, but the fields are expanding.
“We started with 45 gas wells in the Jonah field and now there are 4,500 permitted wells,” says Linda Baker, the director of the Upper Green River Alliance in Pinedale, Wyoming, adding that 4,400 wells are permitted on the Pinedale Anticline, and the undrilled [Normally Pressured Lance] field will be permitted for 3,500 wells.