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by Aaron Johnson, Manager of Communications on February 11, 2016 - 2:37pm

Keep It In The Ground BLM LakewoodBetter Call Saul, the fictional TV series about a sleazeball lawyer, is apparently being confused as a tutorial by Keep–It-in-the-Ground protesters. Their stunts at recent anti-oil and natural gas protests could be mistaken for clips from the show’s...

by Kathleen Sgamma, Vice President of Government and Public Affairs on February 2, 2016 - 12:02pm

venting and flaring natural gasThe Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) proposed venting and flaring rule is a classic case of penny wise and pound foolish. Claiming the rule is necessary to collect an additional $17 million in royalties annually, BLM is imposing a rule with a total cost...

by Kathleen Sgamma, Vice President of Government and Public Affairs on January 27, 2016 - 6:38am

Arches National ParkIf you were a group with “wilderness” in your name, you would think you’d at least seriously consider a legislative discussion draft that proposes to conserve 4.3 million acres in Utah, including nearly 2.3 million acres of wilderness, 1.8 million acres of...

by Kathleen Sgamma, Vice President of Government and Public Affairs on January 20, 2016 - 7:41am
venting and flaring natural gasThe Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has proposed new regulations that mandate stricter controls on natural gas venting and flaring. Western Energy Alliance supports the goal of capturing greater quantities of associated gas and reducing waste gas, but a...
by Kathleen Sgamma, Vice President of Government and Public Affairs on January 15, 2016 - 11:04am

Keep It In The Ground protester

The stories of NRDC, the Sierra Club and other members of the environmental lobby basically writing Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations are well known. Now the Interior Department seems to be doing the same.

In a blockbuster announcement that...

by Kathleen Sgamma, Vice President of Government and Public Affairs on January 8, 2016 - 12:25pm

BuffaloA U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS) office is being occupied by armed zealots, and this is what the Department of the Interior, the mother agency of FWS, send out as its weekly update email: “Sparky” the bison hit by lightning in 2013 is still going strong. Really?...

by Kathleen Sgamma, Vice President of Government and Public Affairs on December 18, 2015 - 7:22am
Stack of RegulationsAs the year draws to a close, the oil and natural gas is glad to be reaching the bottom of a tall stack of new regulations. As we’ve documented, the Administration seems intent on using the regulatory process in a punitive manner toward disfavored industries like coal, oil...
by Kathleen Sgamma, Vice President of Government and Public Affairs on November 30, 2015 - 8:10am

Recently, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) granted an extension of the comment period for onshore order 4 and reopened onshore order number 3. EPA likewise announced an extension for four rules. While many trades and others had requested extensions to the comment periods, Western Energy Alliance was the only...

by Aaron Johnson, Manager of Communications on November 13, 2015 - 7:01am
Keep It In The Ground protesterUsing every avenue available to protest fossil fuel development, national environmental groups are now organizing protests of routine oil and natural gas lease auctions held by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). About 50 people gathered early Thursday morning at the BLM...
by Ryan Streams, Regulatory Affairs Analyst on November 4, 2015 - 8:56am
A new report from the Office of Management and Budget puts into stark context just how big EPA’s regulatory overreach has become.

EPA regulations from 2004 to 2014 have come with an annual price tag of $37.6 billion to $45.4 billion dollars, over three times higher than the next highest agency, the Department of Transportation. This figure looms even larger when you consider that it doesn’t include the Clean Power Plan, Waters of the US, EPA’s new Methane rules, the 2015 ozone standard, and others.


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