Powder River Files Complaint against DEQ for Public Records Act Violation

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February 7, 2019 This week, Powder River Basin Resource Council (Resource Council) filed a complaint against the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) because the agency withheld documents directly related to Contura’s bond renewal for the Belle Ayr coal mine. The Resource Council’s complaint maintains that DEQ unlawfully withheld land appraisal documents directly related to […]

Let’s bury “crimes against critical infrastructure” once for all

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(Published in the Wyoming Tribune-Eagle on January 17, 2019.) Last year we witnessed one of the strangest legislative battles Wyoming has ever seen, the fight over SF-74, “crimes against critical infrastructure.” Last year’s bill not only sparked the ire of Native Americans and nonprofit groups around Wyoming who believed it would chill free speech, but […]

Powder River Objects to Blackjewel Coal Permits

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November 29, 2018  (Sheridan, WY) Today, Powder River Basin Resource Council (Resource Council) filed an objection with the Wyoming Environmental Quality Council (EQC) over Contura’s proposal to transfer their coal mine permits for the Belle Ayr and Eagle Butte mines to Blackjewel, LLC. The Resource Council’s objection maintains that the permit transfers fail to meet […]

Conservation Photographer to Keynote Powder River Annual Meeting

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October 18, 2018 On Saturday, Nov. 3rd, Powder River Basin Resource Council will host its 46th Annual Meeting at the Holiday Inn in Sheridan. This year’s theme, Our Water, Our Land, Our Legacy, features award-winning photographer and conservationist Michael Forsberg. For the last 25 years, Forsberg has been dedicated to documenting wildlife and conservation stories […]

Scientists to present on Pavillion area oil & gas contamination

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October 8, 2018 Three independent scientists who have investigated the oil and gas contamination in the Pavillion area will present their analysis on Thursday, October 18 from 6:00 to 8:30 pm at the Central Wyoming College, Intertribal Center, Room 125, in Riverton. The scientists presenting at the forum are:  Mike Wireman, a hydro-geologist and former […]

Updated Tax Report Shows Mineral Tax Delinquency Growing

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(Sheridan, WY) An updated report shows that mineral extraction companies owe Wyoming counties nearly $55 million in unpaid taxes throughout the state, up nearly $13 million since January. Today Powder River Basin Resource Council (Powder River) released a revised report “Ad Valorem Taxes in Wyoming: Proposed Improvements” providing updated data and suggests legislative actions to […]

Wild & Scenic Film Festivals Scheduled in Cheyenne and Laramie

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September 4th, 2018 Get ready for an inspiring evening with the 16th Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival with two different opportunities to attend. The first event will be on Saturday, Sept. 22nd from 4:00 – 6:00 pm in Cheyenne at the Atlas Theater, and the second showing will be Saturday, Oct. 6th from 4:00 […]

13th Annual Harvest Celebration & Potluck Scheduled for Sept. 8th in Big Horn

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August 23, 2018 Everyone is invited to celebrate local foods at the 13th Annual Harvest Celebration & Potluck at 5:30 pm on Saturday, September 8th at the Big Horn Woman’s Club, 314 South Second Street in Big Horn. A homegrown dinner will be served at 5:30 pm, featuring locally sourced beef and lamb burgers, tasty […]

Sheridan Solar Tour planned for August 18th

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July 31, 2018  Sheridan Solar Tour planned for August 18th  Learn more about powering your home or business with solar power by taking the Sheridan Solar Tour. Powder River Basin Resource Council (Resource Council) is hosting this self-guided tour on Saturday, August 18th from 10 am – 4 pm. Attendees can purchase tickets in advance […]

Report Shows Coal Reclamation Benefits Taxpayers and Creates Jobs

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July 10, 2018 A new report has found that approximately 206 square miles of land from 14 Wyoming coal mines has been disturbed; however, only 2.4% of that land has been fully reclaimed. Today the Powder River Basin Resource Council (Resource Council) published a report “Reclaim Wyoming: Prioritize Coal Mine Reclamation” which tracked reclamation statistics […]