2015 Press Releases

Wednesday, June 3, 2015
(DENVER) – Yesterday, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals rendered its decision in Mississippi Commission on Environmental Quality v. EPA, determining that the Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) appropriately did not designate the Uinta Basin, Utah, as non-attainment for ozone. Western...
Thursday, May 28, 2015
(DENVER) – In reaction to today’s release of several land use plan amendments for Greater Sage-Grouse by the Department of the Interior and the Department of Agriculture (USDA), Western Energy Alliance issued the following statement:“Conservation of the sage grouse is a goal shared by the oil and...
Monday, May 11, 2015
Nationwide survey shows support for increasing domestic oil, natural gas productionVoters overwhelmingly endorse state regulation on public lands, management of endangered speciesStrong support for Congress overturning crude oil export ban(DENVER) – Americans strongly support using resources on...
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
(DENVER) – Western Energy Alliance will testify before the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands, Forests, and Mining at a hearing on the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) final rule on hydraulic fracturing. The hearing has been called on Thursday, April 30th, by...
Monday, April 6, 2015
Ryan Streams, former Utah science and technology program leader, joins the Alliance(DENVER) - Western Energy Alliance announced today that Ryan Streams joined its staff as regulatory affairs analyst with a focus on air and water quality. Streams is former associate director of the Utah Science,...
Monday, March 23, 2015
Tripp Parks, Former Counsel for Senator Tom Coburn, to join the Alliance(DENVER) - Western Energy Alliance announced today that Tripp Parks joined its staff as policy analyst to strengthen the association's public lands and wildlife advocacy. A former congressional aide, Parks comes with a...
Friday, March 20, 2015
Washington, D.C. – Today, the Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA) and Western Energy Alliance filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Secretary of the Interior and the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM), challenging BLM’s issuance of regulations related to hydraulic fracturing on federal...
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Extensively documents the selective, false and biased information used by federal agenciesCoalition of western counties and stakeholders challenges BLM, FWS and USGS scienceThree Data Quality Act challenges provide extensive legal and scientific information on the poor quality of federal agency...
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Downward trends continue in federal onshore development and productionWestern federal production continues to lag behind private and state landsRed Tape Nation infographic series illustrates how federal obstacles hinder western energy potential(DENVER) - Western Energy Alliance published data that...
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Trade associations file formal objection citing long history of coexistence(DENVER) – Today, Western Energy Alliance, West Slope Colorado Oil and Gas Association (WSCOGA) and Public Lands Advocacy filed a formal objection to the U.S. Forest Service’s draft decision on the White River National...
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
(DENVER) – In its rush to further regulate the oil and natural gas industry, the Obama Administration has proposed a plan to reduce oil and natural gas methane emissions 40 percent by 2025, despite the fact industry has voluntarily reduced methane emissions significantly even as production has...

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