Wyoming

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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?

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 the White House at 202-456-1111!

Tell the Trump Administration that:

  • We need to protect public health and the climate by cutting oil and gas air pollution ASAP; and
  • Pulling out of the Paris Climate Agreement sends exactly the wrong message to the 12.5 million Americans living within 1/2 mile of oil and gas facilities in the United States.

Only if you can’t get through via phone, send your message via the White House contact form.

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

Public Lands

Wyoming

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

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

  • Nearly 4,000 people—many of them elderly—living in four counties in the Powder River Basin region of northeastern Wyoming are directly affected by pollution from oil and gas development from public lands.
  • With 40 percent of U.S. coal mined from the Powder River Basin, this region is disproportionately affected by fossil fuel development on public lands.

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 the White House at 202-456-1111!

Tell the Trump Administration that:

  • We need to protect public health and the climate by cutting oil and gas air pollution ASAP; and
  • Pulling out of the Paris Climate Agreement sends exactly the wrong message to the 12.5 million Americans living within 1/2 mile of oil and gas facilities in the United States.

Only if you can’t get through via phone, send your message via the White House contact form.

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

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FLIR video Tribal Pavillion 33-10 Fremont County, WY
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