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September 30, 2015 by

Rep. Rob Bishop: Out of touch with the West

Tomorrow, Utah congressman Rob Bishop will chair an oversight hearing entitled “Respecting State Authority in Regards to Resource Management and Energy Development” in his role as the House Natural Resources […]

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September 23, 2015 by

Out-of-state interests write the Thompson Divide playbook for Scott Tipton 

When it comes to the plan to exchange oil and gas leases in Colorado’s Thompson Divide region, nearly all the players—industry, communities, and officials—are in sharp agreement: It’s time to set […]

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September 22, 2015 by

Historic announcement from Interior paves the way for western economies to thrive alongside the Greater sage-grouse

Today, after years of hard work and unprecedented collaboration across all levels of westerners, the Interior Department came out with an historic announcement for American conservation. Thanks largely to the immense […]

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September 17, 2015 by

New analysis: Sagebrush conservation and energy development can coexist in the West

Western Values Project today released a new analysis that shows there is very minimal overlap between western oil and gas development acreage and priority Greater sage-grouse habitat, as designated in the […]

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September 10, 2015 by

There’s growing momentum to lift the crude oil export ban. But what does that mean for taxpayers?

In recent weeks and even days, there’s been a strong renewed call from Congress and points around the West to lift the crude oil export ban—a ban put in place […]

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August 26, 2015 by

WVP launches campaign to highlight natural gas waste and need for strong BLM rule

Today, Western Values Project launched a significant, 3-week campaign underscoring the timely need for the Bureau of Land Management’s proposed rule to regulate the venting, flaring, and leakage of natural […]

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August 19, 2015 by

Big Oil Rakes in Big Profits, While Sending Tax Dollars up in Smoke

The lobbyists who front for Big Oil in Washington DC are at it again — trying to convince policymakers that times are so tough they can’t afford to pitch in […]

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August 17, 2015 by

New Moab master leasing plan strikes the right balance between energy and conservation

Last Friday, the Interior Department announced a draft of Utah’s first-ever master leasing plan (MLP) for the Moab area, where both energy development and recreation and conservation opportunities abound. The […]

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August 12, 2015 by

It’s time to set the record straight—it’s the market, not the government, that’s impacting oil and gas

Here we go again. A recent story in newspapers across western Colorado underlined the slowdown in both oil and gas production throughout the western slope. The article quoted Western Energy […]

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August 11, 2015 by

It’s time for Powder River Basin communities to get their fair share

Following up on a late July listening session in our nation’s capital, the Interior Department is hosting its next session in the five-event series today in Billings, Montana, with the […]

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