New Mexico is taking up the slack from the Trump administration, announcing it will create rules to slash climate-damaging methane pollution from its booming oil and gas industry.
Public hearing – methane safeguards
Reducing the oil and gas industry’s methane waste is a win-win proposition. Join us and raise your voices for common-sense safeguards in this series of public hearings.
Methane Waste and Prevention Act introduced
On May 14, U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO) introduced the Methane Waste and Prevention Act of 2019, a bill that would enact commonsense and cost-effective solutions to reduce methane waste and pollution from oil and gas operations on public lands, protect taxpayers, safeguard public health and mitigate climate change.
NM: Worst on methane
A new report by the Wilderness Society and Taxpayers for Common Sense provides an analysis of state regulations for managing natural-gas waste across the eight states with federal oil and gas leasing and production. New Mexico is worst on almost all measures.
A Change in Energy
Article from the Albuquerque Journal, 1/21/2019 with quotes from Camilla Feibelman.
Oil and Gas Podcast
Derrick Toledo interviews Camila Feibelman on oil and gas production and pollution.
Greater Chaco Advocates Rally at BLM to Protest Sale of Over 89,000 Acres for Fracking
Over 200 clean air and water advocates rallied in front of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) state office in Santa Fe today to protest the December 5th and 6th online auction of over 89,000 acres of public and ancestral tribal lands, including over 44,000 acres in the Greater Chaco region, and over 40,000 near Carlsbad Caverns National Park. Tribal leaders, environmental groups, and advocates expressed growing outrage at BLM’s chronic disengagement with the public, its lack of meaningful tribal consultation, and its failure to consider the public health and environmental impacts of selling off federal and tribal lands for fracking.
Hundreds of Thousands Speak Out Against Rollback of Methane Protections
At EPA’s only public hearing on the proposed methane rule rollback held in Denver last month, the overwhelming majority of speakers testified in favor of existing protections. Opponents of rolling back these commonsense protections had submitted nearly 400,000 comments urging EPA to keep them in place.
Opponents to Rally in NM Over Sale of Public Lands for Drilling
Opponents will rally at the BLM headquarters in Santa Fe on December 5, one day ahead of Thursday’s planned online sale that includes 46,000 acres in the culturally significant Greater Chaco region.
EPA: Oil and Gas Wells Can Keep on Polluting and Wasting Methane
For Immediate Release: September 11, 2018 Contact: Camilla Feibelman, firstname.lastname@example.org, 505.715.8388 Agency Guts Leak-Reduction Safeguards; Citizens Protest Today, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler proposed weakening the EPA’s Methane Rules, which have been in force for almost a