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BLM’s rule ensures that oil and gas companies use the most up-to-date technologies and practices to minimize the amount of methane—the largest component of natural gas—wasted when gas is extracted from our public lands.
Emboldened by the new Trump administration, anti-conservationists in Congress moved forward to repeal an Obama rule to stop the rampant waste from oil and gas operations on public lands.
The Alaska House Resources Committee is meeting today at 1 p.m. to hear public testimony on House Joint Resolution 5, which encourages Congress to open the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas development.
New House bill deems 3.3 million acres worthless to the American people
Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz’s bill identifies 3.3 million acres across 10 states to be ‘disposed of’ and sold off, just a few days after the House passed a rules package that makes such land seizure plans easier to execute.
Under President Obama, the rules of fossil fuel development—including on public lands—became more balanced, and the nation took steps to address the monumental challenge of climate change. In the Oval Office for less than a week, President Trump appears to be doing everything he can to put the oil and gas industry back in the driver’s seat.