Tell Congress to oppose rollback of the BLM’s Natural Gas Waste (Methane) rule
Some members of Congress have launched legislation to roll back a recently-adopted U.S. Bureau of Land Management rule to cut natural gas waste and pollution from oil and gas development on public lands.
Every year, $330 million-worth of natural gas is wasted through the deliberate burning and venting of natural gas as well as from leaky equipment and infrastructure. This costs the American taxpayer tens of millions in tax dollars that would go to the states and federal treasury. In fact, one study found that taxpayers would lose $800 million over ten years if nothing is done to stop natural gas waste.
Congress’s effort to rollback the rule would allow the waste of America’s energy resources and more pollution such as ozone that can trigger asthma attacks and worsen emphysema. The BLM’s Natural Gas Waste Rule is widely supported by local officials, businesses, landowners, Latino organizations, taxpayer groups, and others across the U.S.
What has Congress proposed? Some Members of Congress proposed using the Congressional Review Act (CRA), an extreme and reckless tool that would prohibit the agency from ever taking action to cut natural gas waste and pollution on public lands.
The good news: we can stop this proposal by securing the support of the majority of the Senate. Every vote counts, and we need to send a clear message to Congress to cut waste and protect our public lands.
Please call your Senator and tell them to OPPOSE using the Congressional Review Act to eliminate the BLM’s Natural Gas Waste Rule:
Priority Senators DC Office Number Main District Office Number
Senator Gardner (CO) 202-224-5941 303-391-5777 (Denver)
Senator Portman (OH) 202-224-3353 614-469-6774 (Columbus)
Senator Donnelly (IN) 202-224-4814 317-554-0750 (Indianapolis)
Senator Graham (SC) 202-224-5972 864-250-1417 (Greenville)
Senator Heller (NV) 202-224-6244 702-388-5020 (Las Vegas)
Senator Collins (ME) 202-224-2523 207-622-8414 (Augusta)
Senator Alexander (TN) 202-224-4944 615-736-5129 (Nashville)
Senator Manchin (WV) 202-224-3954 304-342-5855 (Charleston)
Senator Flake (AZ) 202-224-4521 602-840-4092 (Phoenix)
Senator McCain (AZ) 202-224-2235 602-952-2410 (Phoenix)