Petition statement to be delivered to Neil Kornze, Director, Bureau of Land Management

Stop greenhouse gas pollution from our public lands

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Stop greenhouse gas pollution from our public lands

To be delivered to Neil Kornze, Director, Bureau of Land Management

Petition Statement

Methane, the primary ingredient of natural gas, is a dangerous greenhouse gas 86 times more potent than carbon dioxide in causing climate change. Every year, oil and gas companies knowingly waste enough natural gas through leaks, venting, and flaring to meet the heating and cooking needs of over 5 million American homes. Join us in calling on the Bureau of Land Management to require that oil and gas companies reduce the methane released into our atmosphere. Recapturing methane on our public lands would be a triple win for our economy, our environment, and the health of our communities.
There are currently 152 signatures. NEW goal - We need 200 signatures!

Petition Background

Western Environmental Law Center (WELC) is a nonprofit, public interest environmental law firm. For the past six years, WELC has been leading a 100-member coalition seeking to eliminate leaked methane from fossil fuel development on lands overseen by the Bureau of Land Management. This can be achieved by requiring companies leasing our public lands to implement highly cost-effective, available technologies that have already been successfully deployed in oil and gas producing states like Colorado and Wyoming.

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