People power defeats fossil fuel interests: methane regulations on public lands preserved

Submitted by tlarsen on May 10, 2017

Today, Green America celebrates the US Senate vote against a Congressional Review Act (CRA) measure that would have eliminated Bureau of Land Management’s regulations to limit methane emissions from oil and gas operations on public lands.

The regulations address a crucial problem – oil and gas operations regularly release wasted methane into the atmosphere, increasing climate change and damaging local ecosystems.  The defeat of the CRA in the Senate represents a huge win for people and the planet.

Today’s victory is also clearly a victory for people power nationwide.  Americans across the country, and in particular in impacted states, rose up to support these necessary regulations, and their voices were heard.

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