Utah

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Are there standards that control methane emitted from existing oil and gas facilities (the facilities on the Threat Map)?

  • In Utah, no. Utah has taken steps to reduce emissions in the oil and gas sectors, but even with these preliminary actions the state’s efforts lag behind its neighbors.
  • At the federal level, no. But the Environmental Protection Agency is conducting an Information Collection Request that could lead to standards.

Are there standards that control methane emitted from new or modified oil and gas facilities emitting this pollution?

What can I do to better protect my community?

Share the Oil & Gas Threat Map on Facebook and Twitter

The best way to make change is to make more people aware that there’s a problem that needs fixing.

Call your Senators!

Tell them that:

  • People living with oil and gas pollution now need help ASAP; and
  • We must protect our methane pollution standards and cut toxic air pollution from the 1.2 million existing oil and gas facilities around the United States.

For more information about efforts to protect the public, visit: methanefacts.org

Public Lands

Utah

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How many oil and gas wells on public lands are in Utah?

Who is affected by oil and gas pollution on public lands in Utah?

  • Populations in almost one-third of Utah’s counties have air quality below EPA standards, likely due to oil and gas development.
  • The Uintah Basin in northeastern Utah, where the majority of Utah oil and gas development occurs, experiences poor air quality as a result of widespread oil and gas development.

How can we fix this?

Public Lands Threat Map on Facebook and Twitter

The best way to make change is to make more people aware that there’s a problem that needs fixing.

Call your Senators!

Tell them that:

  • People living with oil and gas pollution now need help ASAP; and
  • Protect the Department of the Interior’s methane rule to limit waste from all oil and gas facilities on our shared lands.

For more information about efforts to protect the public, visit: methanefacts.org

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FLIR video Herman Hoops, Uintah County, UT