Van Tassel On Downturn

Van Tassell on Downturn

Senator Kevin Van Tassell was among the speakers at the Utah Petroleum Association’s Community Outreach Forum and Dinner held on Tuesday in Roosevelt. The evening focused on the state of the community as downturn in the oil and gas industry are felt Basin wide and efforts are being made towards recovery. Senator Van Tassell stated that the cost to the state of the current downturn in the oil and gas industry has been around $100 billion dollars. According to Van Tassell, the Governor’s Office and the state legislature are very concerned about the downturn and are committed to helping Basin communities recover. The oil and gas industry is in the crosshairs across the nation by those that support the Obama Administration’s policies. Many are of the opinion to keep it in the ground, shared Van Tassell, who joked that maybe we should do that for a week or two and see how people fare without it. Van Tassell also spoke about public lands issues.


Steve Evans

Steve’s Broadcast Career began in 1985. He has experience working in markets such as Salt Lake City, Springfield Mo, Albuquerque N.M., Wichita Ks, and Saint George, Utah. Since 1994 Steve has raised a family and lived in Vernal and is proud to call North Eastern Utah home. A Regan Republican since 1980, Steve is a champion of conservative values both social and political. Holding firm to these values in business has been a philosophy that has served KVEL, and the communities it serves, well. He writes human interest stories about local community members  on "Round the Town."