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Wyoming brought in $346M in investment income in 2013. Revenue estimators predict the state will have flat to declining income over the next few years.
There’s no real strategic plan for the Bakken oil play, no EIS guiding a comprehensive landscape scale management plan.
Efforts to clean up abandoned coal-bed methane gas wells lacks financing and is mired in outdated rules and regulations guiding oil and gas development.
Steve Kilpatrick writes that energy, agriculture, and recreation are like a three-legged stool: we need all the legs for balance on Wyoming’s public lands.
State wants volunteer snow watchers to aid in ozone efforts
— September 6, 2013
(Press release) The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (WDEQ) is interested in expanding …
Ninety-eight percent of 23,475 public comments favor one or more “conservation-oriented” management goals on the Shoshone National Forest, such as special “wilderness” protections, no surface …
Proposal for 150 oil and natural gas wells in Converse County up for public review under federal permitting
— July 23, 2013
(Press release) The Bureau of …
Without buy-in from all stakeholders — especially the tribes and the Pavillion area residents — there can be no true resolution.
Citizens say Wyoming needs to update its rules guiding natural gas flares to avoid exposure to toxins and loss of revenue.
This week, officials from Gov. Matt Mead’s staff, along with the Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, set out to implement a plan that may …
Monell-Arch oil and gas proposal open to public comment
— June 12, 2013
(BLM Press release) The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Rock Springs Field Office is …
Flaring natural gas associated with oil wells is a standard practice — often a necessity because the volumes of gas do not justify the cost …
Gov Mead releases statewide energy plan
— May 13, 2013
(Press release:) Wyoming leads the nation in energy exports to the rest of the country and takes …
Parcels for August oil and gas lease sale up for public review
— May 9, 2013
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Wyoming State Office has posted …
Feds open public scoping for new oil and gas drilling in Sweetwater County
— May 7, 2013
The Bureau of Land Management Rock Springs Field Office recently …
Task force on energy conversion meets in May
— posted May 1, 2013
Members of the University of Wyoming Energy Resources Council (ERC) and the Advanced Conversion …
Feds seek public comment for proposed oil and gas lease sale
— April 24, 2013
The Bureau of Land Management High Desert District is seeking public input …
The commission, by delaying definitive action for two years, also risked human health and the environment in Wyoming. Violations of our environmental protections are serious …
DEQ to increase compliance checks of engines at oil and gas production sites
Beginning this spring, the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Air Quality Division …
Smart folks from both the industrial and conservation sides of the equation find themselves agreeing that there’s no more ground to give on degradation of …
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