Over 100 attend Wyoming DEQ presentation on Moneta Divide Gas Field [Video]

Wyoming Outdoor Council

A standing room only crowd assembled at Central Wyoming College’s Health and Science building Monday evening for a presentation from the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) on the proposed Aethon Energy Moneta Divide Gas Field.

DEQ presented information on the proposed permit and attendees were offered an opportunity to provide public comment. These comments will assist the department in their final decision on the proposal.


A second meeting is set for Thermopolis High School from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 21st.

The WDEQ’s Wyoming Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (WYPDES) Program regulates the discharge of pollutants from point sources to ensure the protection of Wyoming’s surface waters. Operators of point source discharges are required to receive coverage under WYPDES discharge permits. Prior to issuing a permit, the WYPDES Program issues a 30-day public notice to inform interested parties of the proposed permit, and offers an opportunity to the public to provide written comments regarding the proposed permit.

On March 15, 2019 WDEQ’s Water Quality Division (WQD) issued a 30-day public notice requesting public comments on its proposed renewal of WYPDES permit WY0002062 for expanding the current discharge of produced water from the Moneta Divide Gas Field operated by Aethon Energy. Since then, DEQ has extended the public comment period to July 5, 2019.

Our friends from Local Ladies attended the meeting and provided a live stream.