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Rally Against Oil Well Plans

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Members of the Carbon County Resource Council are filing a petition against plans for an oil well in Carbon County.

Members are holding a rally Wednesday at 12:30 PM on the Yellowstone County Courthouse lawn to give members of the Beartooths a chance to get their voice heard. This is a result of the Energy Corporation of America's application for a permit to build a well north of Belfry. Deb Muth with the Carbon County Resource Council says farmers and ranchers are concerned about their water rights.

"It's a big concern for people who have water rights and are their water rights going to be honored?" said Muth, chair of the Carbon County Resource Council. "Is their farming and ranching operations going to be harmed by toxic water?"

Members will also deliver a petition with 4,500 signatures to the ECA.