Methane Waste ManagementWorking to keep federal regulations regarding methane waste in place.
The original 2016 Methane Rule has been revised after an attempted Congressional Review Act repeal effort. Environmental groups have sued to keep the original rule in place. See this blog for an update on the Methane Rule as of June 2019.
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. Public Land Solutions has engaged on several efforts on the methane front, including submitting comments and business sign on letters.
See below for a list of downloadable materials on methane, including a fact sheet on the original rule and PLS Co-Managing Director Ashley Korenblat’s testimony on methane.
PLS Comment Letters
Methane Rule April 2018
Case to revive the rule can continue On Monday June 4th, a 10th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against a request from California, New Mexico, and various environmental groups asking to revive the 2016 Methane Rule, as the Department of the Interior (DOI) continues its...read more
Companies of all sizes express concerns over rollback Public Land Solutions (PLS) recently submitted a letter signed by 35 outdoor industry businesses outlining concerns over the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) proposed revisions to the 2016 Methane Rule....read more
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