Determined to work for responsible energy development and protection of Wyoming’s clean air, open spaces, and agricultural heritage, the Powder River Basin Resource Council held its 38th annual meeting Saturday at the Sheridan Elk’s Club.
The day began with an annual business meeting, included an auction, and ended with dinner as over 100 people attended to hear keynote speaker Wes Wilson who retired from the EPA after 38 years working as an environmental engineer. Wilson’s focus that night was on the health effects of hydraulic fracturing.
Jill Morrison, one of the organizers of the Powder River Basin Resource Council, explains what they do.
Morrison went on to explain what an ordinary citizen can do.
Hydraulic fracturing creates cracks in underground rock formations by pumping a water-sand mixture into underground rock layers where the oil and gas is trapped allowing the oil or gas to flow up the well increasing production.