great news! Many of you spoke up for a strong methane rule to be put in place as soon as possible and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) listened by finalizing the rule on Tuesday, Nov. 15!
As President-elect Donald Trump threatens to demolish and gut major environmental protections at the federal level, the Obama administration moved to protect our health, air and climate by finalizing the BLM’s rules to cut dangerous methane pollution.
This landmark action is critical to protecting New Mexico families from those health issues, while also generating much needed revenues for the state. Methane pollution and toxic chemicals from the oil and gas industry can make smog worse, and trigger asthma attacks in our children.
We can only do this together! This Thanksgiving week, we can’t thank you enough for your support and involvement. We applaud BLM for finalizing this important safeguard that will only serve to help our state, our families, and our climate – and you for raising your voice.
All the best,
P.S. With a Trump presidency looming and “drill, baby, drill” on the lips of a possible cabinet appointee for the Department of the Interior, we’re working to bring people together to find a path to progress. Save the date for Wednesday, Dec. 7, 6:30-8:30 pm in Albuquerque. An invitation will be headed your way soon!