03 Mar '17, 8pm

With the industry’s blessing, Congress moves to repeal oil & gas reforms on public lands https://t.co/onzhCvSyzZ

Just weeks into the new administration, anti-conservationists in Congress, backed by the oil and gas industry, moved forward to repeal an Obama rule to stop the rampant waste from oil and gas operations on public lands. Congress is trying to dismantle Obama’s oil and gas reforms—TELL THEM NO WAY Obama's rule would help prevent pollution from oil and gas that had become standard in production practices. What’s even more sinister is their method—using a brash and seldom used law that fast-tracks the ability to overturn rules and ignores public opinion. Under the innocently named Congressional Review Act, Congress introduced the bill (S.J. Res. 11 ) to overturn and void the Bureau of Land Management Methane and Waste Prevention Rule . This important rule went through a 5-year federal review process and was supported by hundreds of thousands of American taxpayers. "It defies c...

Full article: https://wilderness.org/blog/urgent-congress-acts-unravel-...

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