ELKO, Nev. (MyNews4.com & KRNV) -- The Bureau of Land Management has approved a proposal to conduct oil and gas exploration drilling in the Tabor Flats area, approximately four miles northwest of Wells.
According to a press release, Noble Energy’s plans to drill and complete a maximum of 20 wells on public and private lands, and conduct oil and gas exploratory drilling in the project area. Noble has identified 35 potential well pad locations, 20 of which may be constructed over a two-year period or more.
A BLM spokesperson said this decision includes the use of hydraulic fracking. The decision was reached after a two-month study that concluded the project "will not significantly affect the quality of the human environment and that an Environmental Impact Statement is not required."
You can read the full text of the project and decision here