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Powder River Basin Resource Council is committed to empowerment of people through community organizing. More than ever, it is crucial that Wyoming’s voice for responsible development, Powder River Basin Resource Council, be a part of the debate that will determine Wyoming’s future.

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Learn more about the ways you can help us protect Wyoming’s quality of life!

Waging Effective Campaigns

Powder River Basin Resource Council has been protecting Wyoming’s quality of life and agricultural heritage
through effective campaigns in our main focus areas since 1973.

Oil Rig

OIL & GAS

We organize landowners and citizens to pass and implement landmark policies at the state and federal level to address and prevent impacts from oil and gas development on our land, water, air, wildlife, property, and health and safety.

Coal Mine

COAL

We are the only Wyoming-based group that works to protect our land, water, and way of life from the impacts of the largest coal strip mines in the nation. We also work to improve Wyoming’s air quality by reducing air pollution at coal-fired power plants.

Uranium Field

URANIUM & THE NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE

Wyoming produces more uranium than any other state, and we work to reduce the impacts of this industrial development on our landscapes, precious groundwater, and people.

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AGRICULTURE & LOCAL FOODS

Since our founding, we have been committed to preserving and enhancing our agricultural heritage and supporting our family farmers and ranchers, strengthening our rural communities, and building Wyoming’s local foods economy.

Cattle Ranch

RENEWABLE ENERGY

Renewable energy creates jobs and stimulates the economy while decreasing harmful pollution. Wyoming has an opportunity to join many other states and nations in embracing the benefits that renewable energy can provide.

RESOURCES FOR YOU

PUBLICATIONS

WORC Report Finds Coal Self-Bonding Unnecessary and Risky

April 5, 2018 The practice of self-bonding at coal mines could be ended today without a significant impact to the...
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Now Is the Time to End Self-Bonding

In the eight months between August 2015 and April 2016, the three largest coal companies in the United States all...
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RENEWyoming: Solar Stories from the Cowboy State

RENEWyoming was born in response to a growing trend of solar installation in Wyoming. Across the state, more people are...
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Powder River Breaks Newsletters

Our newsletter covers a wide range of articles
of interest to Wyomingites.
Read them here!

LANDOWNER RESOURCES

Landowner Guidelines for Negotiating a Mineral Lease or Surface Use Agreement

The purpose of these guidelines is to provide helpful tips to landowners who are negotiating mineral leases or surface...
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Information about Oil and Gas Leasing For Surface Owners Who Also Own Their Minerals

INTRODUCTION This article is written by an attorney who has written a book to educate low income surface owners...
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An Ohio Landowner’s Guide to Hydraulic Fracturing

  Getting Started This guide is a source of information for you: a landowner in Ohio who is considering...
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NEWSROOM

Powder River Awards Three at State Science Fair

April 11, 2018 In an ongoing effort to promote the importance of studying Wyoming’s ecosystems and as well as the...
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March for Science planned for April 14

April 5, 2018 Powder River Basin Resource Council is organizing this year’s March for Science – Sheridan...
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Solar Q&A Session planned for April 17

April 4, 2018 Learn more about powering your home or business with solar power. Powder River Basin Resource Council...
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BECOME A STEWARD FOR WYOMING

As a donor of the Powder River Basin Resource Council, you join a long tradition of citizen stewards protecting Wyoming’s future. We need your talent, your participation, and your monetary support to continue our vital work.