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