Energy development, both conventional and alternative, is important economically and to supply the nation’s energy needs. Everyone agrees, however, that energy development should be handled thoughtfully to minimize risks to the environment, human health and quality of life.
Western Landowners Alliance promotes
- Site-specific collaboration between federal land management agencies, industry, communities and landowners to ensure that energy development is balanced with other natural resources and community values;
- Best practices for both conventional oil and gas development and renewable energy resources, including bio-fuels (animal waste and vegetation);
- Educational resources and tools for landowners contending with energy development, and models of successful, well-balanced energy developments and partnerships;
- Comprehensive community planning for energy development; and
- Policies that support landowners, communities and environmental health in the energy development process. Read our comments to the Colorado Oil and Gas Energy Task force.
Western Landowners Energy Council
The Western Landowners Energy Council is a collaborative body designed to advance policies and practices that balance responsible energy development with the protection of important environmental and human values on private and leased public lands. The council does not advocate for or against energy development but rather seeks to improve planning frameworks and best management practices, as well as to provide tools, resources and knowledge to landowners and their communities. Founding members of the council include private landowners and managers with significant experience in agriculture, wildlife and energy development.
Energy Planning Resources: Understanding the Issues
Click here to find our collection of materials for landowners to best equip themselves to participate in energy planning. Here, you can find links to federal regulations, market analyses, legal briefs and more.
Landowner Led Energy Initiatives