- 38,909 active oil & gas wells, compressors and processors
- 25 THOUSAND people live in the threat radius
- 1,683 childhood asthma attacks caused by ozone smog
- 1,233 lost school days due to ozone smog
- 3,058 restricted activity days attributable to ozone smog
- 1 counties exceed EPA's cancer risk level of concern
- 16 schools are in the threat radius
- 1 medical facilities are in the threat radius
- 4,893 sq. miles are covered by the threat radius
Are there standards that control methane emitted from existing oil and gas facilities (the facilities on the Threat Map)?
- In Wyoming, yes. In 2014, Wyoming passed legislation to regulate oil and gas emissions at existing facilities across the state, and put in place leak detection inspection requirements statewide alongside strong venting and flaring restrictions.
- 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?
- In Wyoming, yes.
- At the federal level, yes. On June 3rd, 2016, the Environmental Protect Agency published standards that limit pollution from new and modified facilities.
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 President Obama at 202-456-1111!
Tell him that:
- People living with oil and gas pollution now need help ASAP; and
- He needs to direct the Environmental Protection Agency create new standards to cut methane and associated 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