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1: Executive Summary

2: About Oil/Gas Leases

3: Oil & Gas Impacts

4: Bush Admin Rollbacks

5: The Spin on Drilling

6: Hotspot: Roan Plateau, CO

7: Hotspot: Otero Mesa, NM

8: Hotspot: Rocky Mtn Front, MT

9: Hotspot: Powder River Basin, WY

10: Hotspot: Book Cliffs, UT

11: Oil, Gas, Political Cash

12: EWG Recommendations

13: Methodology

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Who Owns The West?

Maurice W Brown
614 S Greeley Hwy
Cheyenne, WY 82007

Ranks #25 out of 8,608 active lessees in 12 Western US states, based on total acres leased.

Active Leases held by Maurice W Brown and its subsidiaries

Leases: Current Leases | Leases held since 1982

Region Current Leases  
Leases Acres
The United States (ranks #25 of 8,608) 700  316,103  69,620  
 Wyoming (ranks #14 of 3,618) 700  316,103  69,620  
  Campbell County 464  191,075  36,985 map
  Converse County 17  12,522  0 map
  Crook County 94  34,297  521 map
  Fremont County 6  7,251  0 map
  Hot Springs County 5  7,560  0 map
  Johnson County 52  34,746  31,437 map
  Natrona County 1  560  0 map
  Niobrara County 3  5,044  0 map
  Park County 2  869  0 map
  Sheridan County 4  1,319  0 map
  Sublette County 3  2,537  0 map
  Sweetwater County 3  2,117  637 map
  Washakie County 4  320  0 map
  Weston County 42  15,884  40 map

NOTE: EWG's estimates of leases that are currently producing oil or gas are constrained by the accuracy of information in BLM's Land and Mineral Records 2000 database, and may represent an overestimate. We have identified cases for which BLM has failed to enter the data necessary to identify particular leases on which production has ceased. An EWG request for more accurate production data is currently being processed by the Department of the Interior.

Source: EWG analysis of leasing and drilling records in 12 western states, contained in the Bureau of Land Management's Land and Mineral Records 2000 database, acquired by EWG May 15 2004.

Information on subsidiaries and parent companies shown here represents our best estimate of corporate structure at the time of this website release, and are drawn from various publicly available sources. Please report any noted omissions and errors to EWG with a credible source or citation. Thank you.