Government Officials Sign On Letters (2018)

Support for BLM Methane Rule

Diverse Voices Sign On Letters (2018)

Support for BLM Methane Rule

Business Leaders Sign On Letters (2018)

Support for BLM Methane Rule

Environmental Group Sign On Letters (2018)

Support for EPA Control Technique Guidelines

The Hill Op-ed: Codifying needless waste: The Bureau of Land Management methane failure

Today is the last day to submit comments to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) regarding the issue of lost gas at the taxpayer’s expense. In February of this year, the BLM proposed a rule that, if finalized, would reinstate outdated guidance that has led to the needless loss of billions of taxpayer dollars from natural gas production over the past 35 years. The country has the largest debt relative to the economy since World War II, revenues are declining, and deficits are growing. This is no time to give away billions of dollars to profitable businesses.

Billings Gazette LTE: Methane rule to prevent waste was years in the making

I thank the Billings Gazette for the April 1 editorial opposing the proposed rollback of Bureau of Land Management’s methane and waste prevention rule, which provides critical protections against the unnecessary waste of natural gas which is owned by you, me and the entirety of the American public.

The Bismarck Tribune LTE: BLM methane rule will help state

I would like to set the record straight on some of the untruths set forth by Ron Ness in his piece deriding the BLM methane waste prevention rule. First off, Ness says that the rule was a "last minute rule" passed by the Obama administration.

This is a creative play on words by Ness. Yes, the BLM rule was passed at the end of the Obama administration, but only after more than six years of study, four listening sessions, four public hearings and more than 300,000 public comments.

The Daily Sentinel Op-ed: It's not too late to tell Interior to keep methane rule in place

As a fourth generation Grand Valley native and local business owner, I believe in common sense and good business practices. As such, I see Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke's proposed revision of the Bureau of Land Management's methane waste prevention rule as a huge step backward in our advancement of drilling science and technology and a serious threat to both our environment and our national resources.

The Salt Lake Tribune Op-ed: Federal oil and gas rule rollback is bad news for Utah’s air

Oil and gas air pollution is a serious problem in Utah, but a new rulemaking from the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) intended to roll back recently finalized waste and pollution reduction measures is bad news for clean air and for state revenue.

Albuquerque Journal Op-ed: Proposed oil and gas rules a threat to health

As a retired city manager I know that New Mexico’s municipalities can always use more revenue for important needs. A big source of that funding is the taxes and royalties assessed on oil and gas development. Then why is the Trump administration pushing a proposal that will – by its own assessment – mean more waste and less revenue for New Mexico?

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