The National Tribal Air Association’s STAR is an annual publication intended to provide an understanding of the importance and impact of Tribal air programs. Nationally vetted Tribal needs, priorities, and recommendations are all outlined, and the successes and challenges experienced by the environmental professionals are highlighted by way of personal narratives submitted by the Tribes themselves. A budget analysis appendix is included in each edition of the STAR, and over the years a variety of other appendices have served to underscore important and relevant topics.
This report provides national leadership with recommendations on how to improve air quality in and around Tribal communities while detailing the successes and challenges of Tribal Air Quality Programs and the connections between air pollution, public health, and Tribes. There are many references to oil and gas development and additional valuable information.
>> Read the report here.
“Oil and gas producers acknowledge it is in their interest to curb leaks; it gives them more natural gas to sell. They say they are stepping up monitoring efforts, and have increased the use of “green completions” at shale wells to capture methane emitted at the end of the fracking process, rather than flaring it at the well head.”
New research on oil and gas industry compliance with methane emissions regulations released today by the Center for Methane Emissions Solutions (CMES) reveals that oil and gas industry representatives in Colorado feel that Colorado’s Regulation 7 is effective and that its benefits outweigh its costs.
The global economic opportunity is huge. Production of natural gas is expected to increase by 56 percent in the U.S. by 2040, and 64 percent outside of the United States in the same time frame. If we foster the development of the methane mitigation industry here over the next decade, the world will be buying American made — not foreign made — products and services to capture valuable methane emissions. And that will mean economic growth and more high-paying jobs here at home.