Anti-environmentalists in the Senate have already undone a commonsense clean-water regulation and now they are poised to undo another protection: the BLM Methane and Waste Prevention Rule (S.J. Res. 11), which would make our air cleaner by requiring oil and gas operators to reduce wasteful pollution.
Congressional leaders’ weapon of choice is the Congressional Review Act, a back-door tactic that allows them to erase recently finalized protections with little debate and zero public input.
Any use of the Congressional Review Act would have long-term anti-democratic consequences and should be opposed.
We must demand that our elected officials stand with impacted communities to stop attacks on health and environmental protections. Repeals of the Stream Protection Rule and the BLM Methane and Waste Prevention Rule will only boost polluting industries’ profits. Americans didn’t vote against clean air, clean water or health protections in this last election.
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Hello. My name is [Full Name] from [City and State] and I urge Senator ____ to vote against Congressional Review Acts that would undermine clean air, clean water and health and safety regulations.
Please oppose the CRA attack on the BLM Methane and Waste Prevention Rule (S.J. Res. 11). This rule requires the oil and gas industry to reduce the dangerous and wasteful pollution caused by venting, flaring and leaks of methane on public lands. More than $330 million worth of natural gas is wasted on public and tribal lands each year, meaning that taxpayers could lose out on $800 million in royalties over the next decade. Reducing natural gas waste and methane pollution will provide significant fiscal, environmental and health benefits for the American people.
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