2015 Press Releases

Monday, November 23, 2015
DENVER – Western Energy Alliance today submitted comments to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) on the Moab Master Leasing Plan (MLP). Kathleen Sgamma, vice president of government and public affairs, offered the following comment on the MLP:“The MLP process, added by the Interior Department in...
Friday, October 9, 2015
Western Energy Alliance applauds the House vote to lift the oil export banDENVER - Western Energy Alliance offered the following comments on passage today in the U.S. House of Representatives of H.R. 702, a bill to lift the ban on exporting crude oil:“Today’s vote shows both parties in Congress...
Tuesday, October 6, 2015
DENVER – Fossil Fuel Free Week, organized by Western Energy Alliance, has concluded and succeeded in getting people to think about the role of oil and natural gas in their daily lives. The campaign was designed in response to numerous anti-fossil fuel protests in recent months, such as the Keep It...
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
DENVER - Today, U.S. District Court of Wyoming Judge Scott W. Skavdahl granted a preliminary injunction of the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) hydraulic fracturing rule, finding that, “Congress has not authorized or delegated to the BLM authority to regulate hydraulic fracturing…” Judge Skavdahl...
Monday, September 28, 2015
DENVER – Imagine not being able to use a smartphone, enjoy a beer or take basic medications–that’s the reality of life without fossil fuels. Today, the chance to test drive that life has arrived in the form of Fossil Fuel Free Week, organized by Western Energy Alliance. This week, take the...
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
DENVER - In reaction to Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell’s announcement today that a listing of the Greater Sage-Grouse under the Endangered Species Act is not warranted along with the release of the Records of Decision for the sage grouse land use plan amendments, Western Energy Alliance...
Monday, September 14, 2015
DENVER – Discover what life is like without fossil fuels by taking the Fossil Fuel Free Challenge, organized by Western Energy Alliance. Fossil Fuel Free week will be September 28th – October 2nd. Learn more and pledge to take the Challenge at www.FFFChallenge.com.This is the chance to attempt the...
Saturday, September 12, 2015
DENVER - Tonight, Western Energy Alliance was joined by North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple and prominent oil and natural gas industry leaders to honor Harold G. Hamm as the 2015 Wildcatter of the Year. Before a crowd of 500, Hamm was commended for his enduring leadership as head of Continental...
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
DENVER - Western Energy Alliance released the following statement on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) release of proposed rule to limit methane emissions from oil and natural gas operations:“Methane emissions have fallen 38 percent since 2005 even as natural gas production soared by...
Tuesday, August 4, 2015
(DENVER) – In testimony before the Senate Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Superfund, Waste Management and Regulatory Oversite, Western Energy Alliance released an update to its analysis of Endangered Species Act (ESA) litigation from two serial litigants, WildEarth Guardians (WEG) and...
Monday, August 3, 2015
(DENVER) – Western Energy Alliance will testify before the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Superfund, Waste Management and Regulatory Oversite at a hearing on the economic and environmental impacts from litigation against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and the...
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
U.S. District Court of Wyoming Judge Skavdahl today granted a stay of BLM’s hydraulic fracturing rule. The state of Wyoming, North Dakota, Colorado, Utah and Independent Petroleum Association (IPAA) and Western Energy Alliance showed a credible threat of irreparable harm from the agency’s rule, but...

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