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Petitioning President and CEO of Plains Exploration and Production James C Flores
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President and CEO of Plains Exploration and Production
James C Flores

Houston, We Have a Problem

Houston, we have a problem.

The Houston-based company, Plains Exploration and Production (PXP), rejected an invitation earlier this year to travel to Wyoming to hear from concerned citizens. Now more than ever, PXP needs to know we have a problem with their plan to drill 136 gas wells just south of Jackson Hole.

PXP's industrial scale gas field proposal is the only one in the nation located at the headwaters of a Wild and Scenic River. The project poses major threats to our surface and groundwater, air quality, native trout fisheries, big game herds, and our cherished recreational activities, such as fishing, hunting, and paddling.

Fortunately, there is a solution.

By signing this petition you can help Wyoming citizens encourage PXP to sell its oil and gas leases to a conservation buyer. This solution would protect what is considered to be the most important wildlife crossroads in the greater Yellowstone area, and the headwaters of the congressionally designated wild and scenic Hoback River, while honoring PXP’s financial investment.

This is a winning solution for everyone. Sign this petition and urge PXP to listen to the concerns of Wyoming citizens and agree to a sale of these oil and gas leases.

 

 

 


Letter to
President and CEO of Plains Exploration and Production James C Flores
I am writing regarding PXP's controversial proposal to drill 136 natural gas wells at the headwaters of the Hoback River near Jackson Hole, Wyoming. This is a problem that requires your immediate attention. I urge you, as PXP’s CEO, to listen to the concerns of Wyoming citizens and agree to a sale of these oil and gas leases.


PXP's industrial scale gas field proposal is the only one in the nation located at the headwaters of a wild and scenic river. PXP's project poses major threats to surface and groundwater, air quality, native trout fisheries, big game herds, and our cherished recreational activities, such as fishing, hunting, and paddling.

The Hoback's headwaters have been described as the most important wildlife crossroads in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, if not the nation. PXP's proposed drilling operation threatens this treasured national and global resource.


There is a solution. PXP should agree to sell its oil and gas leases to a conservation buyer. This action would honor PXP's financial investment while safeguarding this part of the Bridger-Teton National Forest, its waters and the sustainable, recreation-based economy it supports. The Wyoming Range Legacy Act provides further incentive for such a sale. If a company voluntarily sells and retires its existing oil and gas leases, this area will never again be leased for oil and gas drilling.


I urge PXP to agree to such a sale and to become part of a great and lasting conservation legacy.


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Sincerely,