Methane Waste ManagementWorking to keep federal regulations regarding methane waste in place.
Public Land Solutions has engaged in support of the Bureau of Land Management’s proposed Methane Waste Rule, which seeks to cut methane emissions by 40 – 45 percent. The final rule was released in the Fall of 2016. The strategy for this project includes deepening support among grasstops leaders and opinion leaders, build a narrative that the BLM natural gas waste rule is talked about as an economic benefit to Utah, identify leaders who will be a foil and oppose Gov. Herbert’s administration effort against the rule, and provide space for Utah Department of Environmental Quality to be neutral or helpful behind the scenes. See the below Fact Sheet and this blog for more information.
In March 2017, Public Land Solutions released a letter urging the United States Senate to not support the proposed Congressional Review Act vote on the Methane Rule. If passed, the CRA will disband this essential rule and there will be no regulation curbing natural gas waste on America’s public lands. View the letter here: Outdoor Business Methane Rule Letter
PLS Co-founder Ashley Korenblat also provided testimony to the Senate on the rule.
Proposed changes would roll back taxpayer and environmental protections After multiple failed attempts at repeal, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has published its draft revision the 2016 Methane Waste Rule. Nine days after the revisions were published, a U.S....read more
Utah’s Division of Air Quality board will vote January 3 on whether to adopt the proposed rule changes to the way oil and gas development is regulated on public lands in the state. The updated rules could go into effect later this month. Below is Public Land Solutions’ statement on the current proposed rules.read more
Public Land Solutions Urges the Bureau of Land Management To Reconsider Oil and Gas Leases Near Chaco Culture National Historic Park
Today Public Land Solutions urged the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to reconsider proposed oil and gas leases near Chaco Culture National Historic Park and more carefully analyze how these developments may negatively affect the regional recreation economy, including...read more
California court rules Interior Department must continue with regulations Earlier this month, a federal court in California ruled that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) unlawfully postponed key compliance dates for the methane waste rule earlier this summer, meaning...read more
On March 7 several leading outdoor businesses, such as Patagonia, Petzl, Woolwich, and Oars wrote Congress urging member of the US Senate to vote against the use of the Congressional Review Act for the Bureau of Land Management Methane and Waste Prevention Rule.read more
A group of companies with a financial stake in the Obama administration’s strategy to reduce emissions on public lands are sounding the alarm on President Trump’s likely attempt to walk back the Bureau of Land Management’s methane rule.read more