Pavillion is a ranching community on a dead-end road that emerged from obscurity after the discovery of pollution in domestic water wells. Residents point to nearby oil and gas operations as a cause, while the field operator notes there’s no definitive evidence to back up the claim. (Angus M. Thuermer Jr./WyoFile)
WyoFile.com - There were frustratingly few answers for Pavillion-area residents, and interested parties throughout the nation in the most recent report in the ongoing groundwater pollution investigation in central Wyoming. At the same time, industry officials say the report helps to affirm that there’s still no evidence to connect polluted drinking water to oil and gas activity.