Swiftly after arriving in office, the Trump Administration launched multiple attacks on the crucial limits on the amount of methane pollution — a dangerous greenhouse gas — that the oil & gas industry is allowed to vent, leak, and simply burn off (in a process called "flaring") on America's public and tribal lands.
The Department of Interior's Bureau of Land Management has released a new proposal to replace these protections. But this new draft falls far short of what we need, putting Americans' health and safety at risk.
Take action today, and demand the stronger protections that Americans deserve.
Americans deserve stronger methane protections
Dear [Decision Maker],
I am writing today in strong opposition to BLM's recent proposal to weaken crucial methane waste protections.
Doing so defends the worst actors of the oil & gas industry, and puts their interests above the health and safety of American families and their communities, all while wasting taxpayer dollars. Since 2013, more than $1.7 billion worth of natural gas has been squandered on public and tribal lands.
The best in the business have made it clear that this problem can be fixed using available, low-cost technologies. And the majority of Americans want to see strong protections implemented.
Instead of moving forward with this dangerous new proposal, please reestablish the previous limits that effectively protected Americans' health, safety, and wallets.
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