EPA On ‘Right Track’ Industry Says Of Methane Rule Revisions

by Michael Sandoval November 14, 2018

Western and national oil and gas industry groups today told the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that revisions to the agency’s methane rule were “on the right track” while touting industry’s success at cutting emissions significantly. “EPA is on the right track in revising OOOOa, as the changes proposed are designed …

EPA To Host Public Hearing In Denver On Quad Oa Rule

by Michael Sandoval November 13, 2018

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

The Environmental Protection Agency will hold a public hearing Wednesday on revisions proposed in September to an Obama-era rule on regulating methane emissions. The EPA’s proposed rule “Oil and Natural Gas Sector: Emission Standards for New, Reconstructed, and Modified Sources Reconsideration,” according to the agency, will “significantly reduce regulatory burden, saving the industry tens of millions of dollars in compliance costs each year.”

Energy Workers Make Personal Outreach To Colorado Friends, Neighbors To Defeat Prop 112

by michael November 9, 2018

Chris McGowne

In pushing back against a ballot measure that threatened tens of thousands of jobs in oil and gas and other sectors of the Colorado economy, the effort to defeat Proposition 112 came down to people power and personal outreach to friends and neighbors. Simon Lomax, research fellow for Vital for …

New Democratic New Mexico Land Commissioner Could Look To Raise Royalty Rates

by Michael Sandoval November 9, 2018


The Democratic pickup Tuesday night of the traditionally low-key, down-ballot land commissioner race in New Mexico was a surprise to political observers in the state, who expected the race to be the lone Republican highlight in an otherwise blue wave. State Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard, a Democrat, won by 8 points, 51 to 43 percent, defeating Patrick Lyons, a Republican who previously held the office between 2003 and 2010.

Western Wire Roundup: Election Night Results In West

by STAFF November 6, 2018


Western Wire takes a quick look at some important races across the west that impact energy issues and particularly, those of oil and gas. All results as of 10:30pm, MST.

New Mexico Land Commissioner Race Draws National Attention

by Michael Sandoval November 2, 2018


The race to manage the State Lands Office and billions in revenue has sparked a contentious down-ballot race in the 2018 Midterm that has drawn national attention, prompting an influx of money into the race between Patrick Lyons, a Republican who previously held the office between 2003 and 2010, and State Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard, a Democrat. The New Mexico Land Commissioner administers oil and gas drilling on state lands, as well as renewable energy projects, to “optimize revenues while protecting the health of the land for future generations,” according to the state lands website.