2016 Press Releases

Friday, July 29, 2016
DENVER - Today, the Bureau of Land Management canceled 25 natural gas leases in the White River National Forest after the U.S Geological Survey noted the Piceance Basin is among the largest natural gas reserves in the county.In addition to the cancelations, the agency rendered dozens more leases ...
Thursday, June 30, 2016
DENVER - In response to the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Office of Natural Resources Revenue (ONRR) release of a final regulation on valuing royalties from oil and natural gas produced on public lands, Western Energy Alliance issued the following statement attributable to Kathleen Sgamma, vice...
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
DENVER - The Bureau of Land Management today released its Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) and Proposed Plan Amendment (Proposed Plan) for the Roan Plateau. The following comment is reaction from Kathleen Sgamma, vice president of government and public affairs at Western...
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Federal judge finds BLM has no congressional authority to regulate frackingCourt sides with lawsuits filed by Western Energy Alliance, IPAA, states and the Ute TribeDecision a rebuke of overreaching regulations from Obama AdministrationDENVER - The Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) hydraulic...
Monday, June 20, 2016
DENVER – Western Energy Alliance will testify at a hearing on the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Planning 2.0 initiative before the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands, Forests, and Mining. The hearing will take place Tuesday, June 21st at 2:30 p.m. ET. A live...
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
DENVER – The oil and natural gas industry has undergone significant technological transformation, and wildlife is benefitting, according to a report released today by Western Energy Alliance and the Petroleum Association of Wyoming (PAW). Increased use of horizontal and directional drilling, paired...
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
DENVER – Western Energy Alliance will testify at a hearing on the lack of transparency at the U.S. Department of the Interior before the U.S. House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources. The hearing will take place Thursday, May 19th at 9:00 a.m. ET before Subcommittee...
Thursday, May 12, 2016
Oil and natural gas association files lawsuit in federal court against BLM and Forest ServiceAgency’s plans ignore successful conservation plans implemented by states and stakeholdersCentralized species management on public lands estimated to cost 31,000 jobsDENVER – Western Energy Alliance, along...
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
DENVER – Western Energy Alliance will hold a press conference to announce litigation regarding Greater Sage Grouse land use plan amendments from the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and U.S. Forest Service. Join Kathleen Sgamma, vice president of government and public affairs and Bret Sumner,...
Thursday, April 14, 2016
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 proposed rule on venting and flaring of methane on public lands. The hearing will take place Thursday,...
Thursday, March 10, 2016
DENVER - Western Energy Alliance released the following statement on President Obama’s announcement today to impose methane reductions on existing oil and natural gas wells.“President Obama’s announcement of further punitive measures on the oil and natural gas industry, which has already...
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
DENVER – Western Energy Alliance will provide comments at a public forum hosted by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) on a proposed federal rule to limit methane emissions from oil and gas production on public lands. The forum takes place 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 1st, at the Holiday Inn in...

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