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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.

Cattle Ranch

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

“When Coal is No Longer King” Panel Discussion

Watch the panel discussion, When Coal is No Longer King from Powder River's 47th Annual Meeting on November 2,...
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Powder River’s 2019 Annual Report

This is Powder River Basin Resource Council's 2019 Annual Report. To read the full report, please download the...
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Filings for 2016 Valuation Rule Lawsuit

July 25, 2019 Natural Resources Defense Council, Northern Plains Resource Council, Powder River Basin Resource...
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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

Western Conservation Group Sues Trump Administration Over Secretive Coal Council

Today, on behalf of the Western Organization of Resource Councils (WORC), Democracy Forward sued the Trump...
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Healthy Soils Webinar to be held Oct. 29

Learn how healthy soil leads to more productive fields, rangeland, and gardens at Powder River Basin Resource...
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New Bill Tackles Unemployment & Abandoned Wells

WASHINGTON, D.C. – These days, skilled workers sit unemployed, while thousands of leaking, orphaned oil and gas wells...
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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.