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 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

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 President Obama at 202-456-1111!

Tell him that:

  • People living with oil and gas pollution now need help ASAP; and
  • He should direct the Department of the Interior to finalize regulations to cut methane 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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