The Statewide Hydrocarbon Emissions Reduction (SHER) Task Force and the Colorado Air Quality Control Commission are developing a plan to address emissions from oil and gas operations statewide. If you’re a Western Slope elected official in Colorado, please consider signing our letter asking the Colorado AQCC and the SHER task force to adopt a strong plan to reduce emissions across the state. Click here to read the letter and add your signature.
land and water conservation fund
The Land and Water Conservation Fund protects and enhances public lands in 99 percent of counties across America – and it expires on September 30, 2018. Our livelihoods and quality of life depend on this program, which is funded by offshore drilling royalties and doesn’t cost taxpayers a dime. Click here to read our letter asking U.S. Senators to permanently reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund.
The Bureau of Land Management is accepting public comments through Aug. 2, 2018, on state-specific proposals to amend the Greater Sage-grouse conservation plans. Click on the links below to view state-specific letters asking the agency not to weaken protections for the sage-grouse.
methane waste rUle
The Department of the Interior has proposed to repeal the BLM Methane Waste Prevention Rule, which is a commonsense regulation that protects public health, improves air quality and addresses millions of dollars' worth of wasted natural gas that could go to local governments. Click here to read and add your signature to our letter asking Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to extend the public comment period and hold public hearings on the proposed repeal.
The BLM is accepting public comments on the new management planning processes for lands within the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments. New management plans should wait until federal courts make a decision on the legality of President Trump's monuments reductions. Click here to comment on Bears Ears. Click here to comment on Grand Staircase-Escalante. Comments are due by March 19, 2018.
In 2015, the Greater Sage-Grouse was on the verge of an endangered species listing. Instead, 11 western states came together to develop a series of plans that not only protects the species, but secures economic development opportunities on public lands. Click here to read our letter telling Interior Secretary Zinke to keep those plans intact.
Research indicates that national monuments, parks and other federally protected lands are critical economic assets to western communities. Click here to read our letter urging Interior Secretary Zinke to leave all national monuments intact.
epa 2018 budget
Without adequate funding from the Environmental Protection Agency, the responsibility for proper environmental regulation enforcement, inspection, cleanup and public health protections falls to states and communities. Click here to read our letter asking Congress to adopt a responsible 2018 budget for the EPA.
methane waste rule
The BLM Methane Waste Prevention Rule is a commonsense regulation that protects public health, improves air quality and addresses millions of dollars' worth of wasted natural gas that could go to local governments. Click here to read our letter asking Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke not to delay or suspend the rule.