May Newsletter 2022
Sublette County Chamber Newsletter
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April 15, 2022
CONTACT: Michael Pearlman, Communications Director
Governor Gordon Responds to Announcement of Resumption of Federal Oil and Gas Lease Sales
CHEYENNE, Wyo. –  Governor Mark Gordon has issued the following statement following the Biden Administration’s announcement that lease sales for oil and gas drilling on federal land will resume. The Department of Interior plans to sharply reduce the acreage available for leases and charge higher royalties on oil and gas producers. The Governor's statement follows:
"The announcement of an upcoming federal oil and gas lease sale is welcome news, but long overdue. While we don’t know the exact number and location of the Wyoming parcels, after 15 months without a lease sale in our state, to learn that royalty rates will be increased and available acreage significantly reduced is hardly cause for unbridled celebration. I am concerned that these changes will have a chilling effect on Wyoming companies as they prepare their bids."
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April 20, 2022
CONTACT: Michael Pearlman, Communications Director
Governor’s Focus for Health Care Improvement in 2022 is on Emergency Medical Services
CHEYENNE, Wyo. –  Governor Gordon’s Health Task Force and the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) have been working on ideas for improvements to the delivery of health care in Wyoming. A major focus in the early months is on emergency medical services (EMS). The Legislature supported proposals brought forward to help stabilize the system and to pilot projects that regionalize the service to reduce costs and provide additional care. 
Since last year the Governor’s Health Task Force has been engaged in conversations to better understand EMS operations around the state. Regional EMS providers have struggled to sustain operations in recent years due to a combination of factors, including low call volume, high cost of operations, staffing and volunteer shortages, and reimbursement for services.  
As a result of the conversations and recommendations from the Health Task Force’s EMS Subcommittee, the Governor requested the Legislature appropriate $20 million in American Rescue Plan Act funding to help stabilize the current system and provide regional pilot programs to address sustainability of operations. The Legislature recognized the importance of stabilizing the EMS system in Wyoming by approving $5 million in stabilization funding and $10 million to develop regional pilot programs.   
“One of the key components necessary for Wyoming to have a robust healthcare system is to ensure our first responder system is viable and sustainable,” Governor Gordon said. “It is essential that emergency services be ready to respond when and where the need arises, whether that be in our most rural areas or in our larger communities.”
The Task Force and Wyoming Department of Health will host a series of regional discussions with stakeholders to address challenges related to Emergency Medical Services (EMS) in the coming months. The first regional discussion will take place in Cheyenne and address Trauma Region 3, which includes Albany, Laramie, Goshen, and Platte Counties. Additional meetings will follow in each of the state’s five trauma regions, with exact dates and locations still to be determined. 
Additional details on the meetings are available by contacting Health and Human Services Policy Advisor Jen Davis at (307) 777-8094 or Other proposals from the Health Task Force may be found here.
April 20, 2022
CONTACT: Michael Pearlman, Communications Director
Governor Criticizes Amended National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Regulations
CHEYENNE, Wyo. –  Governor Gordon has responded to an announcement by the Biden Administration that it will amend the regulations for the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The changes will slow down infrastructure projects and will negatively impact states’ economies and industries. The Governor’s statement follows:
“There is not a better example of federal overreach than President Biden’s revisions to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) rules. Washington DC has once again gone far beyond merely analyzing the direct effects of a major federal action, and instead has retooled NEPA so it is approaching a “BANANA” (Build Absolutely Nothing Anywhere Near Anything) policy.
We can expect agencies to once again attempt to analyze effects far beyond the actual scope of the proposed action, with NEPA used more as a burdensome tool to obstruct development than to properly assess related environmental impacts. The Biden Administration had the opportunity to restrain its reach within reasonable NEPA regulations, but instead chose to further encroach on private and state rights.”



I would like to invite you to join us for the 2022 SUMMER EXPO @ PAC on Wednesday, May 4th, from 3:30pm-6:00pm.  We plan to host the expo outside if the weather is nice! 
This is a FREE OPPORTUNITY for your organization to showcase activities, gather registrations, and promote all your youth and family focused happenings for the year ahead. Table space is available at NO CHARGE. Vendors are encouraged, although not required, to donate an item for a door prize raffle.
Table space will be available for set-up the day of Expo, beginning at 2pm. PAC will provide tables and chairs.  
Summer Expo is sure to be a hit, with free food, raffle prizes, and information about all of Sublette County happenings, we average around 300 visits!

Feel free to pass this information on to any other organization that offers youth or family activities that may be interested in joining us!

Fitness is not a destination, it's a way of life.

Deanna Fildey
Recreation Manager
Pinedale Aquatic Center
(307)367-2832 ext. 6244
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