Petition to Update the BLM Regulations, Notices, and Orders to Reduce Emissions Of Natural Gas from Oil And Gas Operations
Filing Date Type File Action Taken Summary 09/11/2012 Petition Download Rulemaking petition filed. Three environmental groups filed a petition with the Bureau of Land Management calling on the agency to require oil and gas companies operating on public lands to reduce their methane emissions. The petition urges the agency to require such companies to install readily available pollution control measures that would reduce methane gas leaked into the atmosphere during the drilling process. According to the petition, approximately 126 billion cubic feet of gas are vented and flared from federal oil and gas leases every year.