Powder River Breaks Newsletter May – June 2021
May – June 2021, Volume 49, Number 3 Regenerative agriculture, a management system for ranchers built on following nature’s lead, is rapidly gaining attention. The system embodies the critical role that livestock producers can play in reviving depleted soils being rapidly lost to desertification. The practices increase soil health, water retention, and sequestration of carbon […]
Powder River’s 2020 Annual Report
This is Powder River Basin Resource Council’s 2020 Annual Report. To read the full report, please download the PDF.
Powder River Basin Resource Council Objects to Proposed Ramaco Coal Mine
Powder River Basin Resource Council (Resource Council) and many Sheridan County landowners and concerned citizens filed objections to Ramaco’s proposed Brook Mine this month. The mine is proposed approximately six miles north of Sheridan, in the scenic Tongue River Valley, an area with important agricultural and recreational attributes. Most of the objecting landowners live in […]
Westerners Travel to Denver to Speak in Opposition to Fundamental Changes to NEPA
Denver, CO – Community leaders from across the Western U.S. traveled to Denver, Colorado today to testify at a hearing held by the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ), the division of the White House charged with implementing the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). In the public hearing, farmers, ranchers, tribal members, environmental experts and others […]
Powder River’s 2019 Annual Report
This is Powder River Basin Resource Council’s 2019 Annual Report. To read the full report, please download the PDF.
Speakers to focus on better regulation of oil & gas development
May 24, 2019 Better regulation and accountability of oil and gas development is the focus of the Cheyenne Area Landowners Coalition (CALC) Annual Meeting on Thursday, May 30th from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at the Laramie County Public Library (Sunflower Room) at 2200 Pioneer Avenue in Cheyenne. CALC is an affiliate of the Powder River […]
Let’s bury “crimes against critical infrastructure” once for all
(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 […]
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 […]
Cheyenne Know Your Rights 2017
The Powder River Basin Resource Council and our Laramie County affiliate, Cheyenne Area Landowners Coalition (CALC), works with home and business- owners to advocate for increased setbacks and improved measures to mitigate air pollution and other quality of life impacts from noise, lights and traffic. In addition to the rules discussed in this pamphlet, there […]
Is Oil & Gas Drilling Coming to Your Neighborhood?
The Powder River Basin Resource Council and our Laramie County affiliate, Cheyenne Area Landowners Coalition (CALC), works with home and business-owners to advocate for increased setbacks and improved measures to mitigate air pollution and other quality of life impacts from noise, lights and traffic. To continue reading, please download the following PDF.