Concerned about proposed oil wells 

Samson Exploration has filed an application with the Wyoming Oil and Gas Commission to drill 11 oil wells at the corner of North College and Four Mile Road in Cheyenne, WY.

Most wells are to drill horizontally throughout the area and will most likely be using extremely toxic fracking materials, so toxic they will not even disclose the ingredients to the general public. In some cases, radioactive materials are used in order to map the location of the horizontal well lines. These wells will cover sections 3,10 and 15 of Township 14 North, Range 66 West, 6th P.M. approximately 1,919.08 acres.

The people behind this are trying to railroad this through before Cheyenne residents know anything about it. The time is extremely short to voice any opposition or concern about these proposed wells. Cheyenne residents have only a few weeks to write letters of opposition or attend the proposed hearing to be held in Casper (not Cheyenne of course) on February 11, 2020 at 9:00 a.m., and letters must be received at least 3, I'm sure working days, before the meeting.

Letters should be addressed to the Supervisor of the Wyoming Oil and Gas Commission, 2211 King Blvd., Casper, Wyoming, 82604.

Personally, I'm not opposed to well drilling if it is a safe distance from residential areas. I just do not want it done in my backyard. If you are on a well anywhere close to North College and Four Mile (actually anywhere in North Cheyenne) I suggest you get a base line water study done by a third party for some protection down the line.

However, just on the chance our ground water becomes polluted like what has happened to some of the folks in Colorado or up by Pavillion, Wyoming, who do you sue? What is your recourse when the drilling company has gone bankrupt from lawsuits and reorganized under another name, and you are afraid to drink or bathe in your own well water and your property value has plummeted?

Ben Zavorka