2017 Press Releases

Thursday, July 27, 2017
DENVER – The United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit will hear arguments this morning on an appeal of the ruling overturning the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) rule to regulate hydraulic fracturing on public lands. The United States District Court for the District of Wyoming struck...
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
DENVER - Western Energy Alliance thanks Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt for today’s notices delaying compliance dates for the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and EPA methane rules. Both rules represent vast overreach by the prior...
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
DENVER - Today, the Senate failed to even consider debating the Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution overturning the unlawful Bureau of Land Management (BLM) venting and flaring rule. The rule is a vast overreach of Executive Branch authority, as BLM usurped EPA and state authority granted by...
Monday, May 1, 2017
DENVER – On Monday, May 1st at 1:00 pm ET, Western Energy Alliance’s President Kathleen Sgamma will hold a conference call for reporters to discuss Pres. Donald Trump’s accomplishments in his first 100 days in office that support western oil and natural gas production and next steps for the...
Friday, April 28, 2017
DENVER – Western Energy Alliance released the following statement regarding President Donald Trump’s first 100 days.“We have been happy since November 9th not to be facing another administration hostile to the oil and natural gas industry. We were optimistic but unsure if the campaign rhetoric...
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
DENVER - Western Energy Alliance applauds President Trump’s Executive Order today that will encourage development of the American energy that provides over 80% of the nation’s demand.“For the last eight years, the federal government has made it more difficult for American producers of oil, natural...
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Job growth potential from increasing oil and natural gas production in the WestSenate urged to repeal BLM’s venting and flaring ruleIndustry seeks regulatory certainty that balances environmental protection DENVER – Jobs could increase nationwide by 19,363 from a potential 25 percent boost in oil...
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
DENVER – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) released its data for fiscal year 2016 and all major indicators for the federal onshore oil and natural gas program are down. Western Energy Alliance offered the following comments to BLM’s data:“Who needs the Keep-It-in-the-Ground movement when you have...
Tuesday, March 7, 2017
DENVER - Western Energy Alliance issued the following statement today regarding passage of the resolution to repeal the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Planning 2.0 rule:“Western Energy Alliance applauds the Senate’s vote today to overturn BLM’s Planning 2.0 rule. We commend Congresswoman Liz...
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
DENVER – Western Energy Alliance released the following statement following today’s confirmation of Ryan Zinke as secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior:“Western Energy Alliance applauds the Senate’s confirmation of Secretary Zinke. Now that he is in office, we can get on with responsible...
Friday, February 24, 2017
DENVER – Western Energy Alliance applauds the action by Gregory Gould, Director of the Department of the Interior’s Office of Natural Resources Revenue (ONRR) to postpone implementation of the Consolidated Federal Oil & Gas and Federal & Indian Coal Valuation Rule, pending litigation. The...
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
DENVER - Western Energy Alliance today announced its support of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt as the next Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrator. In a letter to the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment & Public Works, the trade group praised Pruitt’s respect for the role...

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