- 6,320 active oil & gas wells, compressors and processors on public lands
- 16 THOUSAND people live in the threat radius
- 9 schools are in the threat radius
How many oil and gas wells on public lands are in Colorado?
Who is affected by oil and gas pollution on public lands in Colorado?
- The thousands of people living in Garfield, Mesa and Rio Blanco counties make up 65 percent of the area threatened by oil and gas development on public lands.
- Regulations adopted in 2014 in Colorado mandating inspections of oil and gas operations for potential leaks have improved air quality, reduced emissions and promoted worker care and safety.
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The best way to make change is to make more people aware that there’s a problem that needs fixing.
Call the Bureau of Land Management at 844-896-8119!
Tell the Trump Administration that:
- We need protect our children’s health by keeping important methane safeguards in place.
- Air pollution from the oil and gas industry impacts over 12 million people in this country, including 3 million children.
- Protections that require the industry to reduce methane pollution are cost effective and common sense.
- Our health, as well as the our planet’s climate, deserves to be protected from dangerous air pollution.
For more information about efforts to protect the public, visit: methanefacts.org