Alliance Announcement on Federal Sage Grouse Land Use Plans

May 11, 2016

DENVER – Western Energy Alliance will hold a press conference to announce litigation regarding Greater Sage Grouse land use plan amendments from the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and U.S. Forest Service. Join Kathleen Sgamma, vice president of government and public affairs and Bret Sumner, shareholder at Betty & Wozniak.

On Sept. 22, 2015, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced the Greater Sage Grouse would not be listed under the Endangered Species Act. Concurrently, she announced several land use plans covering 10 states that include restrictions upon oil and natural gas development and other public land users. The plans involve land use plans in California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, North Dakota, Oregon, Utah and Wyoming.

What:   Press conference on Greater Sage Grouse land use plans amendments

Who:     Kathleen Sgamma, vice president of government and public affairs, Western Energy Alliance 
               Bret Sumner, shareholder at Beatty & Wozniak and lead attorney

When:  May 12, 2016, 9:00 a.m. MT

Where:   Join the conference by phone at https://westernenergyalliance.globalmeet.com/press.  
                1) Enter your name and email.
                2) Click “Join Meeting” then “Continue as guest” to connect without a password.
                3) Enter your phone number to be connected.
               Away from your computer? Dial: 719-359-9722, code 611113

More information about the Greater Sage Grouse and successful conservation programs is available on the Alliance’s website.