Groups challenge massive Wyoming drilling, fracking project on behalf of wildlife and communities

Posted by & filed under News.

Conservation groups have filed a legal challenge targeting the Converse County Oil &  Gas Project in the southern Powder River Basin of  Wyoming. The massive 5,000 oil well project , approved under the Trump administration, is projected to have a major impact in air quality locally and regionally, including in treasured landscapes of neighboring national […]

Court rejects Wyoming, industry challenge to postponement of oil, gas lease sales

Posted by & filed under News.

A federal judge in Wyoming affirmed the Biden administration’s decisions to postpone oil and gas lease sales in early 2021, holding that the federal government has broad authority to postpone sales to address environmental concerns. In his ruling Friday, U.S. District Judge Scott Skavdahl rejected arguments by industry and Wyoming and found that the Bureau […]

Powder River Breaks Newsletter July – August 2022

Posted by & filed under Uncategorized.

July – August 2022, Volume 50, Number 4 Despite temperatures topping 100 degrees, over 60 ranchers and rancher supporting organizations, including Powder River, spent most of Aug. 10, walking through fields of diverse cover crops at Little Horn Ranch/Twin Creek, Koltiska Cattle & Hay Ranch, and the Wyarno University of Wyoming Research Station during the […]

Federal court cites human health, climate costs in rejecting coal mining plan

Posted by & filed under News.

A federal judge late yesterday struck down two U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) resource management plans that failed to address the public health consequences of allowing massive amounts of coal, oil, and gas production from public lands and minerals in the Powder River Basin, including approximately 6 billion tons of low-grade, highly polluting coal […]

Powder River Breaks Newsletter May – June 2022

Posted by & filed under Powder River Breaks Newsletter.

May – June 2022, Volume 50, Number 3 On June 13, energy experts from Crossborder Energy released a new report analyzing the benefits and costs of rooftop solar in Wyoming, from the perspective of utilities and their customers. Powder River hosted the experts to present their findings in a webinar, Rooftop Solar in Wyoming: Analyzing […]

Powder River Breaks Newsletter, March – April 2022

Posted by & filed under Powder River Breaks Newsletter.

March – April 2022, Volume 50, Number 2 Wyoming’s Zero Emission Vehicle Strategy is the state’s plan to use federal infrastructure funding to accomplish its zero emission infrastructure visions. The strategy recognizes the electric-vehicle-centric nature of much of the federal rollout, by including both short-term needs to take advantage of the current funding, and longer-term […]

New Report on Rooftop Solar in Wyoming to be Released

Posted by & filed under News.

On Monday, June 13, energy experts from Crossborder Energy will release their report on the benefits and costs of rooftop solar in Wyoming in a webinar, Rooftop Solar in Wyoming: Analyzing Benefits & Costs. This webinar will cover the report’s findings, including a benefit-cost analysis of the impacts of residential rooftop solar on ratepayers in […]

Lawsuit Challenging National Coal Council Comes to an End after DOE Shutters the Council

Posted by & filed under News.

Western Grassroots lawsuit results in commitment to improved balance and transparency Thursday, May 19th, the Western Organization of Resource Councils (WORC) represented by Democracy Forward and EarthJustice, voluntarily dismissed their lawsuit against the Department of Energy (DOE) following the dissolution of the National Coal Council (NCC) and the establishment of a restructured National Advisory Committee […]

Powder River Statement on Federal Oil & Gas Leasing Reform Announcement

Posted by & filed under News.

“We appreciate Interior’s efforts to adjust the federal oil and gas leasing program, as reflected in their recent announcement of resumed lease sales. The agency, in light of the recent rapid rise in oil prices, is finally beginning to modernize policies of great importance to our economic and social future. It’s high time to halt […]