North Dakotans support the Bureau of Land Management’s efforts to curb the wasteful practices of flaring, venting, and leaking of natural gas on public and tribal lands.
Based on 2015 a survey commissioned by Dakota Resource Council and Decotah Chapter of the Sierra Club:
- 51% of North Dakotan’s believe that oil companies flare off more natural gas than they should and largely reject the idea that stricter controls will harm the economy,
- 65% favor requiring oil companies to pay royalties to landowners, and
- 58% favor requiring oil companies to pay taxes on flared gas.
This rule will benefit the people of North Dakota by:
- Decreasing the amount of natural gas that is unnecessarily wasted through venting, flaring and leaks,
- Reducing drilling-related air pollution, and
- Increasing royalty revenues for both state and tribal governments.
BLM’s standards will help end the waste of more than $330 million of natural gas each year from federal and tribal minerals by the oil and gas industry.
Take a moment to add your name to the list of those letting Senator Heidi Heitkamp know that we need the No Waste Rule to curb methane waste for a healthier North Dakota.