Oil and gas production was the driving force behind a record revenue haul in the fiscal year that just ended in New Mexico, says the State Land Office. Education and economic development officials applauded the news as the industry continues to provide a steady revenue stream for public services and new job growth.
After years of debate and months of speculation, Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) officially announced that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is moving its headquarters from Washington, DC, to Grand Junction, Colo.
A contingent representing Northwest Colorado, Utah and Wyoming traveled to Oregon to express their support for the Jordan Cove project, which would allow for natural gas produced in the region to be exported to Asian markets.
A group of 24 members of Congress signed a letter to President Donald Trump urging the administration to increase domestic production of uranium supplies needed by U.S. nuclear power plants. The letter argues the American nuclear sector is too dependent on uranium imports, including from countries holding hostile positions towards the U.S.
President Donald Trump touted his environmental record on Monday citing falling emissions and improving air and water quality, all while oil and gas production continues to rise and the economy grows stronger. In a speech at the White House, Trump laid out his administration’s mission as a dual pursuit of economic growth and environmental protection.
Feeling increased pressure from candidates and environmental activists, the Democrat National Committee (DNC) is now considering a debate focused solely on climate change for 2020 presidential candidates, according to a report from the Washington Post. The move represents a possible reversal after weeks of definitively telling candidates there would be no climate change debate.
Environmental activist group Earth First! is planning to hold their annual Round River Rendezvous (RRR) July 3-10 in the western Uinta Mountains of Utah that will focus on “environmental justice” and could possibly target oil and gas companies. This year’s gathering is prioritizing natural resources through a “convergence of folks from around the continent involved in direct action campaigns and other projects in defense of land, water, and all living creatures.”