Environmentalists Seek Gas Capture Limits In ‘Inadequate’ BLM ‘Waste’ Rule

January 31, 2023
Environmentalists are faulting a Bureau of Land Management (BLM) proposal to limit methane “waste” from oil and gas operations on public lands, arguing the agency must require operators to capture gas that would otherwise be flared or vented rather than relying on imposing royalties to discourage such behavior. “BLM’s proposal is inadequate because it does little to curb the wasteful practice of flaring from oil wells, despite its recognition that flaring is the largest source of waste of publicly and...

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