JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — An energy company is proposing to drill up to 3,500 natural gas wells on 220 square miles of Bureau of Land Management property in southwest Wyoming.

The proposed project by Jonah Energy would be adjacent to the already developed Pinedale Anticline and Jonah fields.

The project must navigate the lengthy federal environmental review before it adds to the activity.

Though the proposal remains tentative it is already a cause of worry for conservationists.

Linda Baker of the Upper Green River Alliance says drilling in the Anticline and Jonah fields has already taken a toll by disturbing the sensitive ecology of sagebrush steppe ecosystem and polluting the air that people breathe.

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