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 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 […]

Government Watchdog Highlights Increasing Taxpayer Cost to Cleanup Orphaned Wells

June 5, 2018 Today, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a new report that finds the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is not accurately accounting for orphaned onshore oil and gas wells, or the risk that taxpayers will have to shoulder the cleanup risks. The report, Bureau of Land Management Needs to Improve Its Data […]

7 Point Plan to Protect Groundwater

This report recommends that Wyoming implement seven specific actions to protect scarce and dwindling groundwater resources during the unfolding boom in unconventional oil and gas development. To read full report, download the PDF.

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

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 […]

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

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 […]

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 signing a lease with a natural gas company (“Company”) for the extraction of natural gas from your land by a process commonly referred to as hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”). Fracking is the process of drilling and extracting natural gas from layers of underground […]

Our Tips for Landowners Negotiating Oil & Gas Leases and/or Surface Use & Damage Agreements

Lawyer up! Choose an attorney that specializes in mineral development for land owners. Become familiar with the Wyoming Split Estate Law, which is based on the concept of mutual accommodation. Don’t be in a hurry. Talk in detail with your neighbors and others who have been in negotiations. Those who sign a mineral lease, surface […]

Our Future At Stake

On January 18th, 2003 the Bureau of Land Management released the Final Environmental Impact Statement on the development of 40,000 new coalbed methane wells to be drilled over the next decade in the Powder River Basin. Eight million acres in the Basin will be opened up to drilling. Over three quarters of the development will […]