Nearly 100 residents gathered to protest the Environmental Protection Agency's recent proposal to issue permits for two brine disposal injection wells in Bear Lake Thursday morning.
The EPA gave notice of its proposal to issue final permits for the two injection wells in Columbus Township and reopened a public comment period until November 3.
The federal Environmental Appeals Board rejected the permits for two disposal wells in the township in July, citing an inadequate accounting of drinking water wells within the area.
Bear Lake Properties, the owner of the wells, was permitted to inject waste water from drilling into a depleted gas zone within the Medina Formation at depth between 4,200 and 4,300 feet.
Full story in Friday's Times Observer.