Excerpt from: EDF
America has an oil & gas climate pollution problem. We are the world’s largest natural gas producer—and a significant portion of production relies on federal and tribal lands.
But due to outdated rules, $330 million worth of our federal and tribal gas resources are being wasted every year, vented or flared into the atmosphere, emitting dangerous amount of methane—a potent greenhouse gas.
You have a chance to help stop this critical climate problem. Take action today, and support strong limits on oil & gas climate pollution on federal lands.
This isn’t just an incredible waste of resources—an estimated $800 million over the next decade in royalty revenue for the Federal Government and the States that share it—it’s a dangerous release of pollution that we need to stop.
Methane, the main component of natural gas, packs 84 times the power of carbon dioxide in the short term. The Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has proposed a rule putting strict limits on this pollution—a strong start to addressing our country’s oil & gas climate pollution problem.
It has been 30 years since BLM updated the methane rules protecting these precious public lands—and in the meantime, we have made staggering technological advancements. We can cost-effectively cut this problem almost in half with these new technologies.
But first, we need to ensure these regulations are strengthened and finalized—but we’re running out of time. The comment period closes in just one month.
Make sure your voice is heard—add your name in favor of cutting oil & gas climate pollution on federal and tribal lands!
Go to Action Network Manager to ad your name to the petition!
Thank you for standing with us,
Action Network Manager