LETTER: Governors urge BLM to defer to state regulations for methane emissions reduction


Western Governors sent a letter on April 22, 2016, to Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Director Neil Kornze regarding the BLM's proposed rule, Waste Prevention, Production Subject to Royalties, and Resource Conservation. The letter urged the BLM to take further steps to acknowledge existing state regulatory frameworks for methane emissions reduction. The Governors stated, "More work is needed in consultation with Governors and state regulators to ensure the Proposal defers to existing state regulatory frameworks, and does not encroach on air regulatory authority reserved to the states." Read, download the Letter


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