Protecting Public Health and Environmental Quality
We seek to protect public health and the quality of our air and water, particularly in response to major industrial developments occurring and proposed in Wyoming. Inadequately regulated fossil fuel production threatens our health and the environment. The greenhouse gas emissions within our state, especially those from power plants, contribute to the documented and unprecedented changes to our global climate. In Wyoming, this warming trend will affect water supplies, habitat integrity, and ecosystem resilience, among other services and values.
Clean air is essential to human health; it’s also essential to clear skies, which contribute to a high quality of life for all. We work to ensure favorable air quality conditions persist and we also work to improve air quality in areas in the state where it has been degraded.
Clean and sustainable supplies of surface and groundwater are essential for the health of Wyoming’s people, our fish and wildlife populations, and our state’s economy. Access to clean drinking water in sufficient quantities is a basic human right, now and for future generations. We work to protect our state’s waters.
Because of the ecological costs and public health risks associated with climate change, the Wyoming Outdoor Council is committed to advancing strategies for a cleaner energy future. Our goals are to reduce overall emissions of greenhouse gases, mitigate impacts, and support land-use decisions that foster ecosystem resilience in the face of climate change.
Current Issues and Activities
This is part two in a two-part series by Amber Reimondo, Outdoor Council Environmental Quality Advocate, on fugitive methane emissions during oil and gas production and how we can fix the problem. Click here for part one. I’m on a tour…
We need to agree on a suite of effective, common sense regulations that will offer the same strong air quality protections and keep natural gas in the pipe for every area of Wyoming, no matter the zip code.
“I believe that if we continue to come together in good faith—the lodge, the Forest Service, the DEQ, all of us looking to protect the fisheries and water quality in Wyoming—the lodge will be able to come up with an…
Comments are due Friday, April 22nd. You can submit them here by clicking on the “Comment Now” button. Nearly everybody agrees companies need to fix leaky, faulty equipment and reduce natural gas waste as much as possible. Reducing unnecessary waste will…
For More Information
Contact: Lisa McGee, Program Director