Governor Mead Discusses Oil and Gas Supervisor’s Resignation

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Wyoming Governor Matt Mead (Photo by Ron Richter)
Wyoming Governor Matt Mead (Photo by Ron Richter)

A state supervisor's resignation has produced more questions than answers. Sheridan Media's Ron Richter has the story.


After less than a year on the job, Wyoming Oil and Gas Supervisor Grant Black abruptly resigned from the position several weeks ago. During a recent interview on News Talk 9-30 KROE'S Public Pulse program, Host Kim Love posed this question to Governor Matt Mead regarding Black's resignation.

The five-member Oil and Gas Conservation Commission is currently investigating ground water contamination in the Pavillion area and reviewing the minimum allowable distance between wells and homes.

In a media release shortly after Black's resignation, Governor Mead, who's also chairman of the commission, stated that these efforts will move forward and that they are confident that the staff at the commission will advance these projects and that they will remain on schedule. Mark Watson is currently serving as interim director of the commission.

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