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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

Powder River’s 2018 Annual Report

November 4, 2018 This is Powder River Basin Resource Council's 2018 Annual Report. To read the full report, please...
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Powder River Comments to EPA on “Affordable Clean Energy Rule”

October 31, 2018 Environmental Protection Agency EPA Docket Center (EPA/DC), Mail Code 28221T 1200 Pennsylvania...
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Ad Valorem Taxes in Wyoming: Proposed Improvements

Our original report in January 2018 (Delinquent Mineral Taxes and Budget Deficits: A Case for Reform) detailed...
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Powder River Breaks Newsletters

Our newsletter covers a wide range of articles
of interest to Wyomingites.
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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 Objects to Blackjewel Coal Permits

November 29, 2018  (Sheridan, WY) Today, Powder River Basin Resource Council (Resource Council) filed an objection...
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Conservation Photographer to Keynote Powder River Annual Meeting

October 18, 2018 On Saturday, Nov. 3rd, Powder River Basin Resource Council will host its 46th Annual Meeting at the...
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Scientists to present on Pavillion area oil & gas contamination

October 8, 2018 Three independent scientists who have investigated the oil and gas contamination in the Pavillion...
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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.