Agency says neither the designation of two new migration corridors, nor the agency’s broader approach to such habitat have been upset by pushback from influential user groups.
Office of State Lands and Investments
Objectors say state can meet its constitutional duty to “realize the largest possible proceeds” without endangering cultural sites and game habitat.
A top state official is recommending a controversial land swap near Douglas include a public easement to alleviate criticism the exchange would cut off access to public land.
The Office of State Lands and Investment’s board is considering extending the amount of time an operator is allowed to flare state-owned minerals before severance taxes are applied.
There will be a public meeting Friday afternoon in Cheyenne to discuss proposed revisions to the standard lease form for state-owned oil and natural gas — the first such revision in 20 years to clarify and update bonding, valuation, royalties and other business regarding state-owned oil and gas resources. The public meeting will be held from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Herschler Building, in conference room 1699. The revisions were first made public last fall, and were sharply criticized by some in the oil and gas industry because of a provision to raise the maximum royalty rate.