Senators Udall & Heinrich can’t do this alone: Tell Sen McCain and Heller to stand up for clean air in the west
This tax season, we should be finding ways to save taxpayer dollars, not giving the oil and gas industry a pass to waste our money and pollute our air. We need our elected officials to stand up for us, not for the multi-billion dollar oil and gas industry. Drillers in western states dump millions of tons of methane – a greenhouse gas more powerful than CO2 and dangerous to the air we breathe – into our air each year. Like other mineral royalties in the west, drillers are supposed to pay royalties on the public resources they drill – but they don’t pay if they vent it into the air.
An Obama-era rule required them to cap the leaks and stop venting public resources and royalties they owe us.