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New Department Law Enforcement Director Named

Salt Lake City (Dec. 13, 2017) – Capt. Doug McCleve, of the Utah Department of Public Safety has been named the new law enforcement director for the Utah Department of Natural Resources (DNR). He will assume his new position Jan. 2, following the retirement of current Law Enforcement Director, Sidney Groll.

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DNR Names New Deputy Director

Salt Lake City (Dec. 12, 2017) – Mike Styler, executive director of the Utah Department of Natural Resources (DNR), has named Weber County Commissioner, Kerry Gibson, as DNR’s new deputy director. Gibson will assume his position, Jan. 13, 2018, following the retirement of current Deputy Director, Robyn Pearson.

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Very Little Energy Potential within Bears Ears National Monument

Salt Lake City (Dec. 4, 2017) – According to studies completed by the Utah Geological Survey, the Bears Ears National Monument (BENM) as originally designated does not hold significant energy development potential. The vast majority of energy potential resides outside the monument boundary.

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Report Reviews Saline Waste Water from Oil and Gas Fields

Salt Lake City (Nov. 29, 2017) — Oil and gas fields in the Uinta Basin of eastern Utah typically produce about 30 million barrels of oil and 325 billion cubic feet of natural gas annually. The hydrocarbon production also generates over 100 million barrels of saline non-potable water which requires disposal.

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