Tell Interior Secretary Zinke to Enforce Methane Rules

Natural gas flare
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Methane is a far more powerful greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide, a major contributor to the formation of smog and a threat to the health of national parks and their visitors. Yet, billions of cubic feet of methane are leaked, intentionally released into the atmosphere, or simply burned off by oil and gas facilities on public lands, costing American taxpayers $330 million in lost revenues every year! Learn more.

The Department of the Interior recently finalized rules to control methane waste from oil and gas facilities on public lands, but the agency just changed course, delaying implementation of the rules indefinitely. If these rules are not enforced, massive amounts of methane will go to waste, speeding climate change, harming national park air quality and costing American taxpayers millions of dollars per year.

Tell Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to enforce these rules.

 

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Don't Delay Implementation of BLM Methane Rules!

Dear [Decision Maker],

I am writing to ask you not to delay implementation of the BLM methane waste rule beyond the original compliance date. This rule prevents the leakage and intentional waste of massive amounts of methane from oil and gas facilities each year. Methane is a far more powerful greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide, driving climate change and contributing to smog and other local air quality problems in our national parks and beyond.



Please protect our national parks and enforce this smart, common-sense methane rule.

Thank you.

Sincerely,
[Your Name]
[Your Address]
[City, State ZIP]

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