Urge the Bureau of Land Management to strengthen its proposed oil and gas leasing reforms and protect public lands
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The Biden administration’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) recently proposed crucial reforms to oil and gas regulations that will help hold oil companies accountable and limit future drilling on federal lands.
The agency is inviting public comments on its proposed plan – so it’s critical that as many people as possible make their voices heard in support of the strongest possible oil and gas standards.
Nearly a quarter of the nation’s greenhouse emissions are tied to fossil fuel drilling on federal lands and waters. That’s why we’re calling on the BLM to strengthen its proposed standards to address this serious source of climate pollution.
While we’ve long needed these proposed reforms that will limit oil and gas leasing and more drilling on federal lands and hold industry accountable for its pollution, the fact is we need more action.
The BLM has the ability to begin limiting the federal oil and gas program’s contributions to climate change, which will go a long way toward reducing U.S. emissions – but it’s up to us to push them to enact the strongest possible oil and gas regulations to get there.
Thank the BLM for taking this crucial first step of proposing reforms and urge them to strengthen these reforms to further work toward the goal of ending oil and gas leasing and more drilling on public lands.