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by Kathleen Sgamma, Vice President of Government and Public Affairs, and Ryan Streams, Regulatory Affairs Analyst on September 14, 2016 - 3:05pm

In a recent episode of JEOPARDY!, host Alex Trebek waded into fracking misinformation hot water with a question implying methane emissions from fracking. The premise to the question falsely stated that “mucho methane” is released during hydraulic fracturing.

It turns out that...

by Ryan Streams, Regulatory Affairs Analyst on August 24, 2016 - 12:45pm

EPA Uses Revisionist History, Ignores Recent Studies

Perhaps the oil and natural gas industry has become a victim of its own success. In the face of an onslaught of new methane regulations, Western Energy Alliance has pointed repeatedly to industry’s success in reducing methane emissions...

by Kathleen Sgamma, Vice President of Government and Public Affairs on August 11, 2016 - 9:41am
Western Energy Alliance Files Lawsuit Challenging BLM’s Failure to Hold Lease Sales

Bill McKibbenEver since President Obama handed a major victory to the environmental lobby by stopping the Keystone XL pipeline, Big Green needed a new fight. The answer was the Keep-It-in-the-Ground movement,...

by Aaron Johnson, Manager of Communications on July 27, 2016 - 8:45am

Keep It In The Ground protestersThe costs to taxpayers of recent Keep-It-in-the-Ground protests in Colorado are beginning to surface. According to documents obtained through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) spent $2,500 on overtime pay for the Lakewood Police Department, which...

by Tim Wigley, President on July 13, 2016 - 8:34am
Over the past few months, I’ve had the privilege to work with some of our friends in other resource industries. Leaders from oil and natural gas, mining and agriculture have come together because we face similar challenges from government overreach. However, we’re also experiencing success...
by Tim Wigley, President on June 30, 2016 - 11:33am
The staff of Western Energy Alliance recently went on a rig tour in Weld County courtesy of PDC Energy. I love getting out into the field and seeing an operation firsthand and meeting the hardworking men and women working on the front lines. In all of our regulatory and...
by Ryan Streams, Regulatory Affairs Analyst on June 28, 2016 - 10:13am
Bonanza Creek Coal Fired Powerplant_UtahAfter years of collaboration with the Utah Division of Air Quality (UDAQ), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 8, and the Ute Indian Tribe, we have the first phase of the 2014 Uinta Basin Emissions Inventory. This...
by Kathleen Sgamma, Vice President of Government and Public Affairs on June 13, 2016 - 11:11am

The oil and natural gas industry has undergone significant technological transformation, and wildlife is truly gaining ground. Western Energy Alliance and the Petroleum Association of Wyoming (PAW) have just released a report, Gaining Ground: Industry Innovation Reduces Impacts on...

by Tim Wigley, President and Aaron Johnson, Communications Manager on May 17, 2016 - 1:38pm
Keep It In The Ground protesterThe Keep-It-in-the-Ground’s global Break Free 2016 campaign came to Colorado last week and was disruptive as promised. Two protests around Denver coincided with other demonstrations in California, New York, Washington, Europe, South America and Australia. Colorado was...
by Tripp Parks, Policy Analyst on May 13, 2016 - 7:34am
It appears the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) doesn’t believe what’s good for the goose is good for the gander.

Last week FWS announced an expansion of its take rule that allows wind energy companies to kill or injure up to 4,200 bald eagles each year, and also to kill or injure...

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