Press Release: 173,000 acres of oil and gas leases deferred in southwest Wyoming

ROCK SPRINGS ­– Hunters and anglers praised the Bureau of Land Management’s Preferred Action to defer approximately 173,000 acres of oil and gas leases in the Greater Little Mountain Area of southwest Wyoming. The decision to defer leasing honored years of input from Wyoming Governor Matt Mead, former Governor Dave Freudenthal, the Sweetwater County Commission, Wyoming state delegates, the Greater…

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Wyoming Wildlife, BLM Leasing, and D.C. Politics

Last week Wyoming Wildlife Federation visited the U.S. Capitol. Every once in a while, it is critical for Wyoming folks to visit directly with those working in D.C. – with close to a million acres of Wyoming’s public land being auctioned for oil and gas leasing in a six-month period here in 2018 – the Federation felt the need to…

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Cowboys in the Swamp

Sometimes we have to do it – two weeks ago I flew back to Washington D.C. – I was there for a few reasons, to attend the National Wildlife Federation annual meeting, meet with Wyoming’s elected officials and meet with the Department of Interior to talk about the recent oil and gas leasing in sage grouse core habitat, designated big game migration routes, and the Greater Little Mountain Area.

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