Dustin grew up in Gillette and worked in the energy service industry before earning his journalism degree at the University of Wyoming. He cut his teeth as a reporter at the Gillette News-Record and worked 10 years as energy reporter at the Casper Star-Tribune. His reporting was integral to reformations of the state’s split-estate mineral ownership laws, and he helped shine a light on the pitfalls of poorly managed energy development. He became editor-in-chief of WyoFile in 2010 and helped grow the fledgling organization into Wyoming’s premier in-depth, nonprofit news organization. Dustin spent 2016 and 2017 at Stanford University as a John S. Knight Journalism fellow, where his work inspired a project to build interdisciplinary teams of science, technology, and journalism experts who engage with and respond to communities of the rural American West as they take on local challenges. He lives in Casper with his wife, Kristy.
My Recent News
April 26, 2018
We recently asked Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to make good on his promise to implement his own executive order to protect wildlife migration habitat by deferring oil and gas lease parcels inside a critical big game migration corridor.read more
March 21, 2018
The Wyoming Natural Gas Waste Report, compiled by the Outdoor Council and the Environmental Defense Fund, finds that the state is missing out on an estimated $8.8 million to $16.1 million each year in unrealized tax revenue due to wasted natural gas.read more
February 15, 2018
The Outdoor Council is proud to introduce Eric Dalton as one of three citizen lobbyists taking part in our legislative mini-internship program. He joined Outdoor Council lobbyists Stephanie Kessler and […]read more