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BLM To Dump “Job Killing” Mineral Moratorium

The Bureau of Land Management announced recently that they plan to cancel a 20-year mineral moratorium on ten million acres of land.  The moratorium was instituted by the Obama administration, in an effort to protect Greater Sage Grouse habitat. Western Caucus Chairman Paul Continue reading

Mineral Extraction On Federal Lands Crucial To Wyoming Economy

wyoming-flag-graphicA report recently released by the United States Chamber of Commerce shows that Wyoming would lose nearly $900 million in annual revenues if mineral extraction on federal lands ceased in the state. The report examined what would happen to state revenue if federal mineral extraction Continue reading

Millions Of Dollars Could Return To NW Colorado

US SenateAn amendment that would force the federal government to return tens of millions of dollars collected from oil and gas leases in Northwest Colorado was introduced earlier this week in the US senate. The amendment was co sponsored by Colorado US Senators Michael Bennet and Cory Gardner. The Oil and gas revenues were collected Continue reading

Grants To Northwest Colorado In Jeopardy

The money that the City of Craig and surrounding areas receives from severance taxes in the form of grants from the Department of Local Affairs, may significantly decrease this year if a bill before the Colorado State Senate is approved. Severance taxes are collected by the state from companies or individuals that produce nonrenewable natural resources such as oil, coal, or gas in the state of Colorado. Continue reading