2014 Press Releases

Monday, December 15, 2014
Senators Tom Udall and John Barrasso and Representative Rob Bishop Provide Bipartisan Leadership(DENVER) - Western Energy Alliance applauds the passage of the BLM Permit Processing Improvement Act of 2014 to ensure funding for oil and natural gas permitting on federal lands. The legislation, which...
Thursday, December 4, 2014
Western Energy Alliance amicus brief urges court to overturn unlawful fracking ban(DENVER) - Western Energy Alliance filed an amicus brief in support of royalty owner Mary Vermillion and co-plaintiffs Yates Petroleum and the Independent Petroleum Association of New Mexico (IPANM) in their lawsuit...
Monday, October 20, 2014
(DENVER) - Today, Western Energy Alliance submitted comments on the Pawnee National Grasslands Oil and Gas Leasing Analysis. The Forest Service has developed a plan to enable responsible oil and natural gas development while minimizing surface disturbance by not allowing direct surface occupancy in...
Monday, October 20, 2014
(DENVER) – Oral arguments for challenges to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ozone designations will take place October 21st in the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. Western Energy Alliance is a defendant-intervenor in a case supporting EPA in its decision to designate the Uinta Basin, Utah as...
Thursday, October 9, 2014
(DENVER) - Today, Western Energy Alliance submitted comments to the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) regarding two rulemakings and one policy that would considerably expand the Endangered Species Act (ESA) beyond congressional intent and assert new federal powers to control land and economic...
Monday, September 29, 2014
(DENVER) - Western Energy Alliance today released a legal analysis of Endangered Species Act (ESA) petitions and lawsuits filed by environmental groups since a 2011 “sue-and-settle” agreement with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS) to make listing decisions on 1,008 species. The Alliance...
Monday, August 4, 2014
Public awareness campaign alerts westerners to lost jobs from a potential ESA listing Backed with online and radio ads in six states for three months Ads promote ongoing sage grouse conservation at local, state levels over federal approach (DENVER) – Western Energy Alliance has launched an ad...
Monday, July 28, 2014
(Washington D.C.) – Western Energy Alliance will testify before the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources at a hearing entitled Breaking the Logjam at BLM: Examining Ways to More Efficiently Process Permits for Energy Production on Federal Lands. The hearing has been called by...
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
(DENVER) - Oil and natural gas companies implement an average of more than six conservation measures per project to protect the Greater Sage-Grouse when operating on public lands, according to a study released today by Western Energy Alliance. The study, conducted by SWCA Environmental Consultants...
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Report shows industry uses significantly less water than ag, recreation, municipal and other industriesTracks water use in major production states of Colo., Mont., NM, ND, Utah and Wyo.(DENVER) – Oil and natural gas activities in the West use little water compared to other activities, according to...
Thursday, June 19, 2014
Western Energy Alliance’s work on the Indian Oil Valuation Committee culminates in proposed rule (DENVER) - Western Energy Alliance today joined the Office of Natural Resources Revenue (ONRR) and Interior Secretary Sally Jewel in applauding the release of proposed rules governing valuation of...
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Western exploration and production sector supports 268,110 jobs and $84.3 billion in annual economic benefit (DENVER) - The western oil and natural gas exploration and production (E&P) industry supports 268,110 jobs across the U.S. and grew its overall economic impact by 65 percent in the past...

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