Source Rock Blog: mineral rights

by Aaron Johnson, Vice President of Public Affairs on August 27, 2018 - 1:39pm
As printed for the Montana Petroleum Association Treasure State Journal“Are you KIDDING me?? You want to RESCIND the methane rule? Who ARE you?,” wrote one person anonymously to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) this spring. Another commented, “The BLM should be restricting toxic methane emissions, not encouraging them. Honor our laws and the regulations that spring from them.”Predictably, these points of view dominated the 223,585 public comments submitted to BLM on plans to revise the venting and flaring rule. The comments reflect the deepening lack of understanding around public...
by Aaron Johnson, Vice President of Public Affairs on October 12, 2017 - 1:57pm
[[{"fid":"4129","view_mode":"default","fields":{"format":"default","field_file_image_alt_text[und][0][value]":"","field_file_image_title_text[und][0][value]":"","field_tags[und]":"","media_title[und][0][value]":"","media_description[und][0][value]":"","media_description[und][0][format]":"panopoly_wysiwyg_text","field_license[und]":"none"},"type":"media","link_text":null,"attributes":{"height":"365","width":"459","style":"float: right; margin-bottom: 10px; margin-left: 5px;","class":"panopoly-image-original media-element file-default"}}]]The White House kicked off a regulatory reform...
by Aaron Johnson, Vice President of Public Affairs on October 5, 2017 - 3:47pm
[[{"fid":"4114","view_mode":"default","fields":{"format":"default","field_file_image_alt_text[und][0][value]":"","field_file_image_title_text[und][0][value]":"","field_tags[und]":"","media_title[und][0][value]":"","media_description[und][0][value]":"","media_description[und][0][format]":"panopoly_wysiwyg_text","field_license[und]":"none"},"type":"media","link_text":null,"attributes":{"height":"258","width":"344","style":"margin-bottom: 10px; margin-left: 10px; float: right;","class":"panopoly-image-original media-element file-default"}}]]Interior Sec. Ryan Zinke recently gave a speech on...
by Aaron Johnson, Vice President of Public Affairs on August 25, 2017 - 9:53am
[[{"fid":"4047","view_mode":"default","fields":{"format":"default","field_file_image_alt_text[und][0][value]":"","field_file_image_title_text[und][0][value]":"","field_tags[und]":"","media_title[und][0][value]":"","media_description[und][0][value]":"","media_description[und][0][format]":"panopoly_wysiwyg_text","field_license[und]":"none"},"type":"media","link_text":null,"attributes":{"height":"173","width":"308","style":"margin-bottom: 10px; margin-left: 10px; float: right;","class":"panopoly-image-original media-element file-default"}}]]Overreaching and duplicative regulations should not be...
by Kathleen Sgamma, President on April 17, 2017 - 8:11am
Who Knew a Coal Seam Could Be So Newsworthy?On the last day of March, BLM replaced the banner picture on its home page with a picture of an 80-foot coal seam at the North Antelope Rochelle mine. The whiplash created was illustrative.From:[[{"fid":"3781","view_mode":"default","fields":{"format":"default","field_file_image_alt_text[und][0][value]":"","field_file_image_title_text[und][0][value]":"","field_tags[und]":"","media_title[und][0][value]":"","media_description[und][0][value]":"","media_description[und][0][format]":"panopoly_wysiwyg_text","field_license[und]":"none"},"type":"media","...
by Kathleen Sgamma, President on February 16, 2017 - 8:54am
[[{"fid":"3639","view_mode":"default","fields":{"format":"default","field_file_image_alt_text[und][0][value]":"","field_file_image_title_text[und][0][value]":"","field_tags[und]":"","media_title[und][0][value]":"","media_description[und][0][value]":"","media_description[und][0][format]":"panopoly_wysiwyg_text","field_license[und]":"none"},"type":"media","link_text":null,"attributes":{"style":"float: right; margin-bottom: 10px; margin-left: 10px;","class":"panopoly-image-original media-element file-default"}}]]The Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA) recently put out a Myth v....
by Ryan Streams, Manager of Regulatory Affairs on February 1, 2017 - 10:02am
[[{"fid":"3604","view_mode":"default","fields":{"format":"default","field_file_image_alt_text[und][0][value]":"","field_file_image_title_text[und][0][value]":"","field_tags[und]":"","media_title[und][0][value]":"","media_description[und][0][value]":"","media_description[und][0][format]":"panopoly_wysiwyg_text","field_license[und]":"none"},"type":"media","link_text":null,"attributes":{"height":"204","width":"340","style":"float: right; margin-bottom: 10px; margin-left: 10px;","class":"panopoly-image-original media-element file-default"}}]]Given Western Energy Alliance’s status as a plaintiff...
by Aaron Johnson, Manager of Communications on November 23, 2016 - 10:03am
Thanksgiving is a day away, and that inevitably means talking politics. As family and friends gather, I expect there will be strong emotions shared about the recent election.The state of play in politics today reminds me of David Bowie’s song Changes:Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes Turn and face the strange Ch-ch-changes Just gonna have to be a different manThe nation and our industry are in a state of transition, and it might feel strange to many people we know. The Obama administration is feverishly working to put the finishing touches on its environmental legacy. At the same time President-elect Trump...
by Aaron Johnson, Manager of Communications on November 8, 2016 - 7:12am
Has government use of social media turned into covert propaganda? In light of an investigation by the non-partisan Government Accountability Office (GAO), the answer is yes.Barack Obama came into office as the “social media president” after effectively using online communications during his campaign. So it’s understandable the president pushed the use of social media within federal agencies, and it makes sense given the increasing reliance by the public. Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and YouTube have become primary sources of news.According to a recent GAO report, federal agencies make...
by Kathleen Sgamma, Vice President of Government and Public Affairs on October 6, 2016 - 11:59am
Studies Show Natural Causes, Not Industry, Increase Methane Emissions [[{"fid":"3323","view_mode":"default","fields":{"format":"default","field_file_image_alt_text[und][0][value]":"","field_file_image_title_text[und][0][value]":"","field_tags[und]":"","media_title[und][0][value]":"","media_description[und][0][value]":"","media_description[und][0][format]":"panopoly_wysiwyg_text","field_license[und]":"none"},"type":"media","link_text":null,"attributes":{"style":"float: right;","class":"panopoly-image-original media-element file-default"}}]]A funny thing happened on the way to solving...

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