Don’t let taxpayer assets go up in smoke!
Just three days before Trump took office, a rule designed to cut pollution and stop waste was put into effect by the Bureau of Land Management. The rules prevent methane from being wastefully burned or leaked at gas and oil wells, and apply to methane that’s currently being released on federal lands.
These rules have already been overturned by the House of Representatives. Now, only the Senate can save them. There are three Republican senators who seem on the fence. For today’s action, we’re asking you to call them.
Susan Collins (ME) — (207) 622-8414 or (202) 224-2523
Cory Gardner (CO) —(202) 224-5941
Rob Portman (OH) — (513) 684-3265 or (202) 224-3353
You can say something like this:
“Hello, I’m calling to urge [SENATOR’S NAME] to not overturn the methane emissions regulations created by the Bureau of Land Management. Not only do these rules cut pollution, they also prevent taxpayer resources from going up in smoke. The Bureau of Land Management’s methane rules prevent 330 million dollars of natural gas from being wasted every year. Over the next ten years, that adds up to 800 million dollars of royalties. Plus, the initial investment in technology that would prevent flaring and waste can be offset easily by the revenue from selling the captured gas.”
Calling is one of the best ways to lobby congress, but talking about an issue on social media also helps raise awareness. So, consider also sending out these tweets too:
“Don’t let taxpayer assets go up in smoke @senrobportman! Please don’t overturn the Bureau of Land Management methane regulations”
“Don’t let taxpayer assets go up in smoke @SenCoryGardner! Please don’t overturn the Bureau of Land Management methane regulations”
“Don’t let taxpayer assets go up in smoke @SenatorCollins! Please don’t overturn the Bureau of Land Management methane regulations”
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