PAW Statement of Support for Representative Cheney

Congresswoman Powerful Champion for Our Industry and Our State

January 25, 2021

Casper, Wyo. – Today, the Petroleum Association of Wyoming (PAW) released the following statement in support of Representative Cheney, recognizing her ability to voice the concerns of the natural gas and oil industry in the face of an unfavorable administration:

“Every indication is that hardline activists within the Biden Administration are already working to sacrifice federal land states like Wyoming and New Mexico in a cynical, but ultimately meaningless attempt to placate the fringes of their party. We continue to hope that President Biden himself will reject the extremists and recognize that natural gas and oil produced from federal lands represents the cleanest, most environmentally responsible production in the world.

In the meantime, Wyoming must rely on a small but mighty three-person delegation to carry an enormous load to protect our interests. Luckily for Wyoming, our delegation has long punched above its weight and we are confident they will continue to do so. The men and women of Wyoming’s natural gas and oil industry need a strong delegation now more than ever. Representative Cheney may be only 1 of 435 members, but her voice carries tremendous weight for all of Wyoming. She has been a powerful advocate and champion of our industry and our state. For the continued prosperity of Wyoming, and on behalf of the thousands of men and women who rely on our industry, we are proud to support Representative Cheney. She has our full support now, just as she will have it in 2022.”

About PAW: Representing Wyoming’s primary economic engine, the Petroleum Association of Wyoming, is the voice of the oil and gas industry. Our members produce 90 percent of Wyoming’s oil and gas, generating over $5 billion in economic activity and employing more than 19,000 of Wyoming’s hard-working men and women. PAW strives to foster mutually beneficial relationships with Wyoming’s landowners, businesses, and communities while promoting the sustainable production of Wyoming’s abundant resources.

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