Powder River Basin Resource Council Overview
Geographic areas served: State of Wyoming
• The preservation and enrichment of our agricultural heritage and rural lifestyle;
• The conservation of our unique land, mineral, water, and clean air resources, consistent with responsible use of those resources to sustain the livelihood of present and future generations;
• The education and empowerment of our citizens to raise a coherent voice in the decisions that will impact their environment and lifestyles.
• facilitated the enforcement of stricter blasting standards for control of nitrous oxide emissions for Wyoming coal mines, continued to monitor the blasts and reclamation.
• worked with state and federal agencies to increase bonding reclamation on gas and oil wells.
• prevented the expansion of animal feeding factories through legislative action and monitoring the permitting process to ensure it meets state regulations.
• protected pristine watershed areas such as the Little Bighorn and Sand Creek, the former in cooperation with the Crow Tribal Nation.
• enabled land owners to successfully negotiate to protect their rights concerning coalbed methane development, power, and pipe lines.
• worked with state and industry officials to place monitoring devices around a refinery to measure air pollution.
• been a leader in efforts to reduce the monopoly power of a few corporations in the meat packing industry, and been a leader in the evolution of country of origin labeling at both the state and national levels.
• helped prevent “boondoggle” projects such as coal slurry pipelines, radioactive waste dumps and the importation of nuclear waste.
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