The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) approves the Fontenelle Projects Resource Protection Alternatives (RPAs) for natural gas development and production on public lands. Approval of the RPAs provides for managing the area, in accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (Sec. 202(e)), in a manner that allows for natural gas development while continuing to provide for the existing principal and major uses (i.e., domestic livestock grazing, fish and wildlife development and utilization, mineral exploration and production, rights-of-way, and outdoor recreation) recognized by the land use plan for this area. The RPAs balance the multiple uses and sustains the long-term yield of resources, while promoting stability of local and regional economies, environmental integrity and conservation of resources for future generations.
United States Department of the Interior Bureau of Land Management, "Amended Record of Decision for Fontenelle Natural Gas Infill Drilling Projects Environmental Impact Statement" (1997). Record of Decisions (WY). Paper 5.