Wyoming submitted its bid for Occidental Petroleum’s 1 million acres of land and 4 million mineral acres July 10. Officials haven’t heard any news, they said this week. One called the silence worrying.
The contract with Barclays emerged this week as lawmakers began to question Gov. Mark Gordon’s process to pursue the massive land purchase.
Gordon’s administration is preparing a July 1 bid to Occidental Petroleum for 1 million acres of land and 4 million mineral acres, using a process that won’t require legislative approval.
The governor has a team of informal advisors — at least three of them oil-and-gas-industry heavies — helping shape a massive land and mineral purchase from Occidental