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December 9, 2015 by

As expected, House Natural Resources Committee left American taxpayers out to dry on coal royalties

In yesterday’s hearing, some on the House Natural Resources Committee defended the government’s broken system for overseeing coal production, valuation, and royalties—even when that system means millions of lost dollars […]

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December 7, 2015 by

Majority in Congress wants to “ensure certainty” for the coal industry by taking from American taxpayers

Tomorrow, we’ll hear from the majority on the House Natural Resources Committee majority about coal production and valuation in the West’s Powder River Basin region. What you’re not likely to […]

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December 3, 2015 by

New Mexico Oil and Gas Association President Gets the Facts Wrong on Production

During a field hearing held on Tuesday in Durango, CO by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), New Mexico Oil and Gas Association President Stephen Henke got the facts wrong on […]

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December 1, 2015 by

Time is Running Out for America’s Best Conservation Fund, But These Congressmen Can Save It

As the clock ticks towards the end of 2015, Congress has less and less time to reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF)—an end-of-the-year must-do to save America’s best […]

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November 30, 2015 by

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ConocoPhillips is wrong: Natural gas waste costs communities, not big oil  

Last month, ConocoPhillips made a presentation to the New Mexico Indian Affairs Committee arguing that taking action to limit the wasteful practice of venting or flaring excess natural gas “would come at […]

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November 24, 2015 by

ICYMI: Two Bipartisan op-eds show strong across-the-aisle support for Conservation Fund

Two opinion pieces published yesterday in national newspapers from members of both parties underscore the bipartisan importance of the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). The first, from Representative Ryan […]

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November 20, 2015 by

Rep. Bishop wants to take from communities, give to oil companies with new LWCF bill

Yesterday, the House Natural Resources Committee held a hearing on Utah Representative Rob Bishop’s “discussion draft” for the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF, or the Fund). In the past, […]

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November 18, 2015 by

Time for Rep. Bishop to listen to a majority of Americans—it’s time to reauthorize LWCF

This morning, the House Natural Resources Committee is finally—after months of unnecessary delay from a single member—holding a hearing on the now-expired Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). Authorized in 1964, […]

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November 17, 2015 by

Wyoming state waste rules are a start, but taxpayers deserve more

In case you missed it: Last week, the state of Wyoming released draft rules to regulate venting and flaring by the oil and gas industry. Companies often either burn off […]

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November 10, 2015 by

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Act now: Tell Rep. Rob Bishop it’s time to permanently reauthorize LWCF

Tell Rep. Rob Bishop it’s time to fully fund and permanently authorize America’s best parks program.  Western Values Project recently released new television advertisements and a print advertisement calling on […]

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