2012 Press Releases

Wednesday, December 12, 2012
$1.5 billion regulation would threaten American jobs(DENVER)- Western Energy Alliance commended the Department of the Interior on its decision not to rush the final hydraulic fracturing rule. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) rule was originally envisioned for release by the end of the year, but...
Friday, December 7, 2012
Western producers can increase production to meet export demands(DENVER) – Western Energy Alliance applauded the Department of Energy's study, released yesterday, on the macroeconomic impacts of Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) exports. In all scenarios, NERA Economic Consultants, which conducted the study...
Monday, October 22, 2012
Five Tools for Fact Checking Statements on Oil & Natural Gas Development on Federal Lands(DENVER) – In its third and final presidential debate, both President Obama and Governor Mitt Romney again focused on energy, jobs and the economy. Western Energy Alliance offers several online tools and...
Friday, October 12, 2012
Western Energy Alliance to testify before state legislature on federal policies hindering Utah's enormous energy potential(SALT LAKE CITY) – From October 16-17, 2012, Western Energy Alliance will meet with policymakers in Salt Lake City, UT stressing the essential role oil and natural gas...
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Independent Oil & Natural Gas Producers Evaluate Political Landscape and America's Future Energy Policy(DENVER) – On Wednesday, October 10, 2012, Western Energy Alliance will host former U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Newt Gingrich for an address to members of the western oil and natural...
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Accuracy of Administration's Role in Increased Oil and Natural Gas Production Questioned(DENVER) – Western Energy Alliance was pleased to see the attention energy issues received in the Presidential debate, but calls on the media to thoroughly fact-check statements made by both candidates about the...
Saturday, September 22, 2012
Jim Volker, Chairman & CEO of Whiting Petroleum Awarded 2012 Wildcatter of the Year(Denver) – Tonight, Western Energy Alliance was joined by prominent oil and natural gas leaders for the unveiling of James J. Volker as the 2012 recipient of its most prestigious award, Wildcatter of the Year....
Monday, September 10, 2012
(WASHINGTON D.C. and DENVER) – Today, Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA) President and CEO Barry Russell and Western Energy Alliance President Tim Wigley sent a letter to Interior Secretary Salazar, requesting a meeting to discuss the impending rule for well stimulation, including...
Thursday, August 23, 2012
(DENVER) – Western Energy Alliance today applauded the Romney Energy Plan."Western Energy Alliance is pleased that Governor Romney's energy plan recognizes that empowering states, rather than imposing a one-size-fits-all federal government approach, is the right way to increase American energy,...
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Western Energy Alliance testifies before Congress, releases web video illustrating cost of slowing development on western lands(DENVER) - Western Energy Alliance will testify on Thursday before the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Subcommittee on Energy and Power concerning the adverse effects...
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Western Oil & Gas Dashboard confirms development on state and private lands outpacing America's onshore federal lands(Denver)- Today Western Energy Alliance unveiled new data sets for its Western Oil and Natural Gas Dashboard, which confirms that changes in federal land management policies are...
Monday, July 23, 2012
Former Congressional Fellow brings expertise on environmental and regulatory issues(DENVER)- Western Energy Alliance announced today that Ursula K. Rick, PhD, has joined its staff as Regulatory Affairs Analyst. Dr. Rick comes to Western Energy Alliance from the office of Colorado Senator Mark Udall...

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