2012 Press Releases

Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Interactive web portal shows New York, Illinois and Ohio among top non-western beneficiaries(DENVER)- Western Energy Alliance launched an interactive web portal today demonstrating the impressive employment and economic impact created by the western oil and natural gas exploration and production (E...
Monday, July 9, 2012
Western Energy Alliance highlights the true numbers(DENVER)- The Department of the Interior's Economic Contributions – Fiscal Year 2011 published today obscures the truly dominant role of the oil and natural gas industry in supplying the economic and jobs impact claimed by the Department of...
Monday, June 25, 2012
New regulations would cost up to $1.6 million and threaten American jobs(DENVER)- Western Energy Alliance today applauded a decision by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to extend the comment period on its proposed plan to slow domestic energy development by placing redundant new regulations on...
Thursday, June 21, 2012
(DENVER)- Today, Western Energy Alliance congratulated the U.S. House of Representatives on its passage of H.R. 4480, The Domestic Energy and Jobs Act. Western Energy Alliance thanks the sponsors of the individual bills that contain key elements on permitting, leasing, and overall energy planning...
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Redundant rule usurps state authority while threatening jobs and economic growth(DENVER)- Today, Western Energy Alliance released a full economic analysis of the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) proposed rule to regulate hydraulic fracturing on public lands from John Dunham & Associates, a...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
(Washington D.C.) – On Thursday, May 31, 2012, Western Energy Alliance will testify before the U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform regarding unnecessary federal regulations and obstacles imposed on the western oil and natural gas industry, despite the obvious economic and energy...
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
(DENVER) - The Administration is again rehashing tired rhetoric that industry is not developing on existing leases while failing to mention the huge obstacles it places in the way of oil and natural gas producers. Companies have proposed twenty major projects that could create 120,905 jobs, $8...
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
New study quantifies cost of burdensome, multi-year approval process for oil and natural gas development on public lands(DENVER)- Western Energy Alliance today pointed to a new study on oil and natural gas development on federal lands in the West, which highlights the adverse impacts of public...
Friday, May 4, 2012
Duplicative Interior Regulations Will Cost Western Jobs & Investment(DENVER)- Western Energy Alliance warned today that new rules announced by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will slow western energy development with redundant regulations on hydraulic fracturing (fracing), further...
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
(DENVER)- On Wednesday, May 2, 2012, Western Energy Alliance staff and members will testify before both federal and state legislative committees with one uniform message: redundant regulatory procedures will slow down western oil and natural gas development, delay needed economic recovery and job...
Monday, April 23, 2012
(Denver)- Western Energy Alliance and 100 industry representatives, ranchers, county commissioners, conservationists, regulators, and others embarked on Washington, D.C. this week to educate Congress and federal policymakers on the enormous economic and energy potential of the West. The coalition...
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
(DENVER) – Western Energy Alliance’s Kathleen Sgamma, Vice President of Government & Public Affairs, released this reaction to today’s announcement by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) concerning final air rules for the oil and natural gas industry.“Small, independent producers work...

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