CHOTEAU, Mont. (AP) â More than 160 people concerned about oil exploration along the Rocky Mountain Front attended an information meeting that included information about hydraulic fracturing, or fracking.
Local, state and federal regulatory officials held the meeting Thursday to discuss possible developments.
Teton County environmental health official Corrine Rose said exploratory wells have been drilled but no oil is being pumped. She said the drilling has led to a lot of concern and excitement about energy development in the area.
"This is a topic that catches everybody's eye," said Teton County Commissioner Jim Hodgskiss. "We're trying to be ahead of the curve, but we haven't been able to figure out where the curve's at. (Read more...)