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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...

by Kathleen Sgamma, Vice President of Government and Public Affairs on April 29, 2016 - 9:14am

fuzzy mathBLM’s proposed venting and flaring rule is the administration’s latest regulation targeting oil and natural gas production. BLM’s proposal suffers from wide-ranging problems including jurisdictional overreach into air quality, technologically infeasible requirements, and implementation costs...

by Kathleen Sgamma, Vice President of Government and Public Affairs on April 18, 2016 - 9:36am

In a hearing before the Senate Energy and Natural Resource Subcommittee on Public Lands, Forests and Mining on the Bureau of Land Management’s venting and flaring rule, Senator Al Franken felt compelled to use his five minutes of allotted time for questions...

by Kathleen Sgamma, Vice President of Government and Public Affairs on April 14, 2016 - 2:56pm
Today, I had the privilege of testifying before Senate committee Energy and Natural Resource Subcommittee on Public Lands, Forests and Mining in a hearing on the flawed venting and flaring rule proposed by the Bureau of Land Management.

As noted before, the...

by Ryan Streams, Regulatory Affairs Analyst on April 11, 2016 - 2:36pm
Computer models are powerful tools, but as the old saying goes, “garbage in, garbage out” and models of the Social Cost of Methane (SCM) are no exceptions. The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) new methane rules rely heavily on the SCM to show a benefit. Now, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is...

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