Overturning the Rule on Methane Waste from Oil and Gas On Public Lands

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management’s methane and natural gas rule is a commonsense policy that requires the oil and gas industry to reduce venting, flaring, and leaks at industry operations on public and tribal lands by deploying methane mitigation technology. Repealing this rule would harm public health and the climate and reduce revenue to the federal government and Western states.

Read our letter to Congress opposing overturning this rule.

The pro-environment vote is NO.

H.J. Res. 36 passed the House 221-191 on February 3, 2017

The bill FAILED in the Senate with a 49-51 vote on May 10, 2017