Take action: Defend pollution protections for public and tribal lands

By Newsroom America Feeds at 10 Mar 2018

Don't let the Trump administration gut safeguards that limit methane and other air pollution from oil and gas drilling on public and tribal lands.

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In a clear giveaway to the oil and gas industry, the Trump administration and Secretary of the Interior Zinke recently released a plan to gut safeguards that limit methane and other air pollution from oil and gas drilling on public and tribal lands.

Methane is a potent greenhouse gas, and alongside other toxic gases emitted from oil and gas drilling, is linked to increased asthma rates, birth defects, and cancer. The fossil fuel industry is allowed to vent, leak, and simply burn off huge amounts of this gas (called flaring) when they frack for oil and gas on America's public and tribal lands.

The Obama administration put commonsense safeguards in place that set limits to the amount of pollution, providing critical health protections for surrounding Indigenous communities and those who live near public lands. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is charged with implementing these safeguards and managing these resources, but this rollback attempt would effectively eliminate progress to ensure public resources are managed in the public interest and public health is protected.


Take action: Defend pollution protections for public and tribal lands. Submit a public comment to the Bureau of Land Management now.

This is yet another handout from Trump and Zinke to corporate polluters.The Trump administration has been working to lend their oil and gas industry friends a hand and get rid of these rules from almost day one. They tried to get rid of these protections in Congress and when that didn't work they tried to delay them -- but we defeated this delay in court. Now, they've released a new plan that would effectively eliminate this pollution safeguard, putting people's health and safety at risk to help the oil and gas industry profit.

The Bureau of Land Management is collecting public comments on their plan to destroy methane pollution protections. http://click.emails.sierraclub.org/?qs=0389502c230b3de2bac58509ea5788a8093d437d9a64d9a6b606778eff952e5a1ff66a804bebd84cbbd2432b90697d36fac74d2f37413be4c6c7688fa34b4c31 People power has defeated this scheme twice before and we can do it again. Submit your public comment now!

Thank you for speaking out,

Matthew Gravatt Associate Legislative Director Sierra Club


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