Western Values Project Releases Venting, Flaring Fact Sheets for Key Western States

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In early June, the Western Governor’s Association met in Colorado Springs to discuss key issues facing western states including wildfire, drought, energy development and state funding. Unfortunately, the lack of federal oversight of natural gas flaring, or the burning of natural gas when it is produced with oil, is costing these states millions in potential revenue each year.

Governors can play a central role in protecting their state budgets from, and working to curb, this wasteful practice. Western Values Project has released new state specific fact sheets on natural gas flaring for three key energy-producing states. The release of the fact sheets comes on the heels of a Western Values Project report detailing the wasteful practice of venting and flaring natural gas on public lands.

“While states struggle to balance their budgets, millions of dollars in lost revenue goes up in flames due to flaring, said Ross Lane Director of Western Values Project. “It’s time for industry, states, and federal land managers to work together and drastically reduce such a wasteful practice.”

 Key Fact Sheet Highlights

COLORADO

Read the Colorado Fact Sheet

NEW MEXICO

Read the New Mexico Fact Sheet

UTAH

Read the Utah Fact Sheet

 

 

 

 

 

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