Repeal of federal methane rule would threaten CO air quality

Mar 7, 2017

Congress is considering repealing a Bureau of Land Management rule related to venting and flaring methane gas. Colorado has a similar state law that would still regulate the practice, even on federal lands in the state.
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Last month, Congressional Republicans made initial moves to repeal a Bureau of Land Management (BLM) rule aimed at reducing methane emissions from oil and gas development. This BLM regulation is modeled, in part, after a state law in Colorado. News director Carolyn Sackariason sat down with environment reporter Elizabeth Stewart-Severy to talk about how such a repeal would affect Coloradans.