Bob LeResche: Contura Sale Underscores Need to End Self-Bonding

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January 2018 The following op-ed ran in the Casper Star-Tribune, Wyoming Tribune-Eagle, Gillette News Record, WyoFile, Sheridan Press, and Billings Gazette. This past month a completely unknown and unproven company called Blackjewel, LLC “bought” two of Wyoming’s oldest and biggest coal mines. More particularly, they were given the mines in exchange for assuming their cleanup […]

Report unveils plan to protect Wyoming groundwater during oil & gas development

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January 14, 2013 The Powder River Basin Resource Council (“Resource Council”) released a report today recommending that Wyoming implement seven specific actions to protect scarce and dwindling groundwater resources during the unfolding boom in unconventional oil and gas development. The report, A Seven Point Plan to Protect Groundwater:  Unconventional Oil & Gas Development Requires Wyoming […]

New report offers solutions to delinquent mineral taxes

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January 11, 2018 In the face of a statewide budget crisis, mineral extraction companies owe Wyoming taxpayers over $42 million in county taxes unpaid on their operations throughout the state. Today Powder River Basin Resource Council released a new report “Tax Delinquencies and Budget Deficits: A Case for Reform,” which tracked delinquent mineral taxes in 12 counties from 2006 – 2016. The report […]

Gabe Brown to speak on soil health and regenerating landscapes in Sheridan

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October 17, 2017 Gabe Brown will speak on soil health, livestock grazing, and stacking enterprises on Friday, November 10 in Sheridan. Brown, who ranches and farms east of Bismarck, ND, is one of the most sought after speakers for no-till, cover crops, livestock grazing, and soil health presentations in the United States. The event will […]

Say “no” to EOG Resources application for injection well in Laramie County

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This editorial appeared in the Wyoming Tribune-Eagle.  Water. Potable drinking water is absolutely necessary for those living in rural Laramie County. The eastern two thirds of Laramie County is designated as a water shortage area. Rural residents get their potable water from wells in the Ogallala Aquifer, also known as the High Plains Aquifer, which […]

45th Annual Meeting, November 4, 2017 Sheridan, Holiday Inn

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October 26, 2017 Panel to Highlight Challenges & Opportunities for Wyoming’s Energy & Economic Future Powder River Basin Resource Council Hosts 45th Annual Meeting Nov. 4th in Sheridan On Saturday, November 4th, Powder River Basin Resource Council will host its 45th Annual Meeting at the Holiday Inn in Sheridan. This year’s theme, Reclaiming Wyoming & […]

Mark Squillace: Taxpayers deserve a fair return from our public coal resources

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This week in Washington, D.C., the Department of the Interior convened a select group of industry executives and state government officials to serve on a Royalty Policy Committee. The committee will advise the Trump administration on the need for new polices on mineral royalties and other key mechanisms for assuring that American taxpayers get the […]

The Federal Oil and Gas Program Must Be Reformed

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Today Powder River Basin Resource Council joined with other stakeholders to file a petition requesting the Interior Department and Bureau of Land Management update how they manage oil and gas leasing on public lands to give a fair return to the American people and to comply with federal laws. The signers are Dan Bucks, former […]