Time's Running Out: Stop Plans to Drill in the Yellowstone Ecosystem
  • Petitioned Jacqueline A. Buchanan

This petition was delivered to:

Supervisor, Bridger-Teton National Forest
Jacqueline A. Buchanan

Time's Running Out: Stop Plans to Drill in the Yellowstone Ecosystem

    1. Sponsored by

      The Wilderness Society

The Bridger Teton National Forest in Wyoming is part of an amazing system of national parks, national forests and refuges called the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.

Teeming with wildlife—moose, pronghorns, bears, wolves and Canada lynx—the Bridger Teton provides critical habitat and a vital crossroads for migrating animals .

But plans being made right now by would drastically and forever change this wild place, with drill pads and wells, miles of roads, waste treatment plants, and water and air pollution.

We can change the future of this place, by convincing the Forest Service to buy back leases. And, if a buy-out of leases is not possible, to demand the highest environmental standards be met before drilling can take place.

Please tale action before time runs out -- we only have until the public comment period ends on March 11 to speak out.

Recent signatures

    News

    1. The comment period ends this week. Please sign!

    2. Go Frack Yourself, Yellowstone

      Last month, I wrote about the Wilderness Society’s petition to stop Plains Exploration and Production Company (PXP) from installing 130 new gas wells in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. My post focused on the beauty of the Bridger-Teton National...

    3. The LA Times writes a good article on this issue:

    4. Reached 30 signatures
    5. Oil and Gas Company Sets Sights on Greater Yellowstone

      The Grand Tetons: home to spectacular views, natural wonders, prestigious wildlife and ... gas wells?
      Sound like a nightmare? If Plains Exploration and Production Company, or PXP, has its way, that nightmare could become a reality.
      The proposed...

    6. Check out this new blog post from some personal perspective on the beauty of this ecosystem:

    7. A Roadtrip through Paradise or a Gas Drilling Frenzy?

      Without a doubt, the prettiest drive I have ever taken was on U.S. Highways 191 and 89, through the Bridger-Teton National Forest, a part of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.
      I’ve seen prettier five mile stretches, but nothing this spectacular...

    8. Reached 25 signatures

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    Reasons for signing

    • Mitchell Te Kani TAURANGA, NEW ZEALAND
      • over 3 years ago

      I tautoko(support) this petition.Its time for governments the world over to stop being a bunch of prats(packrats) and leave Papatuanuku(Gaea equivalent to the maori) alone.We in New Zealand face drillers too in our oceans,at depths which double those of the Deep sea horizon.Most maori still rely on the sea for food.So i tautoko this as it is in mankinds best interest to stop what could be the biggest disasters globally.

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    • Margaret Johnson CHICAGO, IL
      • over 3 years ago

      please don't do this!

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    • Samantha Phelps RAYMORE, MO
      • over 3 years ago

      Are you kidding me? Don't desecrate our parks! It's full of history and endangered animals and to drill there for oil will be devastating to the land and ecosystem!

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    • Cindy Johnson LUFKIN, TX
      • over 3 years ago

      Oh yeah let's drill near a super volcano! Are they trying to destroy the entire world????? Not to mention how it will ruin the natural habitat.

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    • C. Anderson CORAL GABLES, FL
      • over 3 years ago

      Are we Americans stupid or what? Didn't we learn our lesson with the Gulf of Mexico disaster? It is shameful that this is even being considered!

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