Five debunked myths of the Bureau of Land Management’s methane waste rule

Last week, the House Committee on Natural Resources, subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources held a hearing on the Bureau of Land Management’s proposal to combat methane waste, where lawmakers, agency officials, and locally elected government leaders came together to discuss the rule.

And while proponents for the rule cited wasted royalty revenues for their communities and touted the overwhelming support for these rules from their constituents, opponents argued timeworn myths, which have been debunked over and over again.

Here are our top five favorites:

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