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Industry: Helium plant shouldn’t cause more damage

JACKSON, Wyo. — A company planning to build a gas processing plant in the Wyoming Range says its proposed development shouldn’t cause further degradation to a stream network that no longer supports cutthroat trout.

Representatives of the Denver firm QEP Resources are planning a gas processing plant to produce helium, methane and carbon dioxide, along with 10 new gas wells and associated infrastructure within the Dry Piney Creek drainage.

The Jackson Hole News & Guide reports  the project is in the early stages of being analyzed by the Bureau of Land Management.

Disturbances tied to previous oil and gas drilling in the area have eliminated native Colorado River cutthroat from the Dry Piney Creek drainage.

Dry Piney Creek is about 80 miles south of Jackson.

In related news, Dry Piney Creek eyed for new gas plant.

Information from: Jackson Hole (Wyo.) News And Guide, http://www.jhnewsandguide.com

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