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Oil companies drill down on Trump victory

Nov 9, 2016

Oil and gas leases in the White River National Forest near Thompson Divide have been canceled under the current administration; industry representatives say the Trump victory bodes well for energy development on public lands.
Credit Elizabeth Stewart-Severy/Aspen Public Radio News

Representatives from the Western Energy Alliance, which represents over 300 oil and gas companies in the western United States, are praising election victories by Republican candidates Donald Trump and Scott Tipton. Environmental groups fear impacts from expanded development. Aspen Public Radio’s Elizabeth Stewart-Severy spoke with the Western Energy Alliance’s Kathleen Sgamma about potential effects of this election on the oil and gas industry.