BLM's Proposal To Reduce Methane: Why It Matters For America

February 9, 2016 by EDF Energy Exchange

BLM and Methane

More than 90 percent of oil and gas production on BLM lands comes from the Western U.S. The tax and royalty revenue generated by this production is used to fund local infrastructure needs – schools, roads and other improvements — in rural and tribal communities.[read more]


Renewable Wood Fuels, Part 2: Environmentally Beneficial or a Chronic Problem?

May 22, 2014 by John Miller

Renewable Wood Fuel and Overall Cost

Wood is considered either a renewable fuel with environmental benefits or a source of particular material emissions that can impact health. If properly managed can the smoke from wood be reduced to levels that mitigate current-future health issues, and benefit the environment like other renewable fuels?[read more]

BLM’s New Draft Fracking Rules

May 18, 2013 by Mark Green

BLM’s aim with this rule, compared to a previous version, was to take hydraulic fracturing regulation in a better direction – acknowledging the role of the states and measures including, the online fracking fluid registry.[read more]

Protecting Water from Fracking Risks: NEPA Environmental Review Remains Essential

April 13, 2013 by Amy Mall

Last week a federal court ruled that fracking proposals there need to look at the air and water impacts of fracking more thoroughly. This is just the latest powerful reminder of why "NEPA" is so important.[read more]

More Reasons for a Strong BLM Fracking Rule

March 5, 2013 by Amy Mall

water sources

Strong new fracking rules are essential to protect public lands, private lands that are in a split estate situation, and drinking water sources for millions of Americans.[read more]

Laws Covering Oil and Gas Wells on Public/Private Lands Poorly Enforced

March 4, 2013 by Amy Mall

A recent BLM review has raised concerns about the lack of oversight of oil and gas production on federal oil and gas leases. Many rules are going without enforcement.[read more]