Western Energy Alliance to Testify on BLM’s Venting and Flaring Rule at U.S. Senate Hearing

April 14, 2016

DENVER – Western Energy Alliance will testify before the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands, Forests and Mining at a hearing on the Bureau of Land Management’s proposed rule on venting and flaring of methane on public lands. The hearing will take place Thursday, April 14th at 2:30pm ET before Subcommittee Chairman John Barrasso (R-WY). A live and archived webcast of the hearing will be available on the committee’s website.

Kathleen Sgamma, vice president of government and public affairs at the Alliance, will testify that the proposed rule runs counter to President Obama’s climate change goals, that industry has significantly reduced methane emissions without new federal regulations, and BLM is overstepping its regulatory authority. Her testimony is available the Alliance’s website.

Since April 2015, Western Energy Alliance has responded to 49,226 pages of regulations from EPA and the Interior Department, including BLM’s venting and flaring rule.

Western Energy Alliance will be available for questions prior to and after the hearing. 

Who:     Kathleen Sgamma, vice president of government and public affairs, Western Energy Alliance 

What:   Testimony on the Bureau of Land Management’s proposed rule on venting and flaring before the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands, Forests and Mining.

When:  April 14, 2016, 2:30 p.m. ET

Where:     366 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20515

Additional background is available on the Alliance’s flaring webpage and position paper. Details on the climate benefits of natural gas are available on the Alliance’s methane webpage.